CIMB Classic Betting Tips & Predictions
PGA tour betting tips and predictions for the 2018 CIMB Classic at West Course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where a field of 78 has been assembled. Justin Thomas holds the 18 hole record (61, 2015) and the 72 hole record (262, 2015) at this course. There’s $7m in the kitty with $1.26m for the winner.
Type of player suited to challenge
This is a fairly short track in comparison to a lot on the tour so length isn’t a major factor to have a good week here. There are a plenty of bunkers and hazards as well as tough undulating greens so accuracy is going to be the most important trait around here.
Byeong-Hun An2pts Each-Way
The Korean is hunting for his Maiden US Tour title after finishing second on three occasions and the conditions look perfect for him to do so. An finished 18th in strokes-gained on approach shots last season and this will be a big factor here this week. This is a course where he can unleash his natural power off the tee and leave wedges into most greens here, if his short game is on here, An will be a serious contender come Sunday.
C.T Pan1.5pts Each-Way
C.T Pan has been in hot form of late, finishing 2nd at the Wyndham and 4th at the Dell Technologies Championship. The Taiwanese right hander finished 17th on his debut here last year with 4 rounds of under par. He’s climbed 55 places in the world rankings since then and his added experience will give him a great chance for a maiden US Tour title here.
Danny Lee1.5pts Each-Way
Danny Lee is a top talent in the world of Golf. He won the US Amateur championships at the age of 18 and has won on the European Tour at the Johnnie Walker Classic and also on the US Tour at the 2015 Greenbrier Classic. He’s won over $10m in prize money on the US Tour and is playing some good golf at the moment. He’s got form here, finishing 13th in 2014 and 7th last year. Expect Danny to have a good week here in Malaysia.
Cameron Smith1.5pts Each-Way
Cameron Smith has posted two 5th placed finishes at this tournament in the last 3 years sandwiched either side of a 37th placed finish. He’s in red hot form having finished 3rd in two of the FedEx play off events and will fancy his chances here. He played a lot in Asia at the start of his career and the switch to Bermuda grass will suit the Florida based pro. Smith looks a big price here and well worth an investment.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat1pts Each-Way
Kiradech enjoys playing in Malaysia, he finished 3rd at the 2010 Malaysia Open then 3 years later went on to win the competition. He’s only played in the CIMB once and he finished 3rd, this is Aphibarnrat’s first event as a US Tour member and he will be keen to make a big impression.