Co-sponsored by the Asian and PGA TOURS, the CIMB Classic has been played since 2010. As of 2013, it has official money status on the PGA TOUR .
The inaugural edition of the tournament, held in 2010, had a 40 man field consisting of 25 PGA TOUR players, the top ten available from the Asian Tour and five sponsors’ exemptions. In 2013, the field has the top 60 available from the FedEx Cup standings, ten from the Asian Tour and eight sponsors’ exemptions.
The Mines Resort and Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur was the host of the first three events. In 2013 it moves to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
CIMB Group is a banking and financial services group headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and focusing on the ASEAN nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The company has a market capitalization of approximately USD 18.4 billion as at 31 Jul 2013 and over 42,000 employees located in 17 countries.
A list of CIMB Classic past winners is below.
|Year (Calendar)||Asian/ PGA Tour Season||Winner||Country||Score||To par||Margin Of Victory|
|2016||2017/2017||Justin Thomas (2)||United States||265||-23||3 strokes|
|2015||2015/2016||Justin Thomas||United States||262||-26||1 stroke|
|2014||2014/2015||Ryan Moore (2)||United States||271||-17||3 strokes|
|2013||2013/2014||Ryan Moore||United States||274||-14||Playoff|
|2012||2012/2012||Nick Watney||United States||262||-22||1 stroke|
|CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia|
|2011||2011/2011||Bo Van Pelt||United States||261||-23||1 stroke|
|2010||2010/2010||Ben Crane||United States||266||-18||1 stroke|