KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian golfers will have the opportunity to compete against global stars from the PGA Tour during the 9th edition of the CIMB Classic from Oct 11-14 at TPC Kuala Lumpur.
According to a statement from the organisers today, one slot has been allocated to the winner of the CIMB National Championship which is scheduled from Sept 25 -28 and the highest ranked Malaysian on the Official World Golf Ranking as of Oct 1 will also earn the right to play in the CIMB Classic.
Qualifiers include the top 60 available players from the previous season's FedExCup points list, the top 10 available money leaders from the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity standings and eight sponsor exemptions, which include two Malaysians.
The Asia-Pacific's richest tournament with overall prize money of US$7 million (RM28,721,000) features a limited field of 78 players. It is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM).
PGA Tour Vice President and Executive Director, Todd Rhinehart said defending champion Pat Perez of the United States has confirmed to defend the CIMB Classic after a dominant four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley last year.