Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia Among Early Commitments for the 2015 CIMB Classic






Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia Among Early Commitments
for the 2015 CIMB Classic.
Early commitments received also comprise 10 Presidents Cup team members
                                                                                       

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, 23 September : CIMB Group announced today an early cast of international stars that have committed to play at this year’s CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) from 29 October – 1 November. The commitments received thus far comprise Major champions, FedExCup champions, tournament winners and 10 players who will be competing in the President’s Cup in Incheon City, South Korea. Leading the early commitments is a trio of players in the top 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking: Henrik Stenson (6th), Sergio Garcia (10th) and Adam Scott (12th). Stenson,
the winner of the 2013 FedExCup will play the CIMB Classic for the first time. Garcia will play his third CIMB Classic after tying for second in the 2014 edition; whilst Scott the 2013 Masters Champion will make his second appearance at the CIMB Classic. Ryan Moore, the CIMB Classic defending champion will return to defend his title and look for a third consecutive win at the tournament.

Other early commitments were also received from South Africa’s Branden Grace,
Australia's Marc Leishman, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, New Zealand's Danny Lee and India's Anirban Lahiri. Also committed for the tournament are Americans Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker.
Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Branden Grace, Hideki Matsuyama, Danny Lee, Steven Bowditch, and Anirban Lahiri will be representing the Internationals and the President's Cup while Jimmy Walker, Patrick Reed and Chris Kirk will be representing Team USA.

The CIMB Classic 2015, now in its sixth year, will feature a 78-player elite field,
comprising 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and eight sponsor’s
exemptions. The PGA TOUR player commitment deadline for the tournament is 30 September 2015.

"This is the sixth edition of the CIMB Classic and the tournament has gone from strength to strength, evidenced by the quality and depth of its field," said Effendy Shahul Hamid, Group Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of CIMB Group. “Early commitments are always a good indication of interest in the event, and as always, we expect to have a stellar tournament week come the end of October," he added.

The CIMB Classic, which is also co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf
Association of Malaysia is part of the season-long PGA TOUR FedExCup competition. Malaysia will have two representatives – one of which is the winner of the SapuraKencana National Qualifier, Ben Leong. The other will go to the highest ranked Malaysian golfer in the world rankings at 30 September 2015.


About CIMB Group

The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s
leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now
present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services
and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 12.4 billion as at
30 June 2014 and over 44,000 employees located in 17 countries. Read more about
CIMB Group at www.cimb.com

About PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional
golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions
Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and
PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to
its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate signif icant charitable and
economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities
for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in
225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as
non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments
across all Tours generated more than $134 million for local and national charitable
organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed
$2 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

About the Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the
development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while
maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its
membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-
Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the
pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking
status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official
Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear
(Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon
(Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa,
Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.
Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf,
www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and
www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.

For further media enquiries, please contact:

Effendy Shahul Hamid
Group Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

CIMB Group
Tel: +603-2261 0688
Fax: +603-2261 0601
Email: effendy.hamid@cimb.com

Josandi Thor
Managing Director

Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications
Group Marketing and Communications
CIMB Group
Tel: +603-2261 0628 / +65-6302 3885
Fax: +603-2261 0601
Email: josandi.thor@cimb.com

Alex Urban
PGA TOUR

Tel: +1 904 273 3577
Email: alexurban@pgatourhq.com

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