CIMB Classic Golf Tips & Betting Preview

CIMB Classic Golf Tips & Betting Preview

by 17th October 2016

Golf tips for the CIMB Classic from Oct 20th – 23rd. Read our betting preview on this tournament and get our free golf tips and the best betting odds.

Venue & Prize Fund
TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MAS • Purse: $7,000,000

The CIMB Classic has to be one of the most popular sporting stops in Malaysia played in Kuala Lumpur. This tournament was first established in 2010 and is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour.

The first three editions were played at ‘The Mines Resort and Golf Club’ but later moved to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in 2013. It has the distinction of being the first ever event sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia. The total prize fund for the tournament is US$7million making it one of the highest in East Asia together with the WGC-HSBC Champions.

The Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club West course will play host for this edition. Measuring 6,951 yards the course has a par score of 72. The club opened in 1991 designed by Nelson Howarth and underwent a total redesign in 2006.

The TPC Kuala Lumpur course offers pristine playing conditions on the course which is spoilt for choice between aesthetic beauty and player strategy. The course is often regarded as the “flagship” to the future of golf course design in Asia.

Coming to the challenges on the field, the hole on third is widely regarded as aesthetically beautiful and strategically demanding at the same time. The water hazard makes it a difficult shot for the players. Then, of course, is the par-4 hole on 13th which is protected by three large bunkers and often sees players dropping a shot.

The field is an elitist 78 and of the confirmations received so far, there are some exemplary names gracing this year’s exciting event. The field boasts of a combined 156 PGA Tour victories and is led by World Golf Hall of Famers Vijay Singh and Ernie Els. Giving them company for the week will be Adam Scott who will be looking to go one better than the runner-up finish last year.

Talking about champions the defending Champion Justin Thomas will be looking to repeat last year’s feat and retain his crown. Watch out for the two-time CIMB winner Ryan Moore who lost to Rory McIlroy in a play-off at the season-ending Tour Championships last month. Keep an eye on the ever improving Patrick Reed who could be a good bet to finish in the top five.

The American comes into this event with a glorious season behind him having recorded 11 top 10 finishes in 28 starts including a win at the Barclays. He will not be the only Ryder Cup participant playing this week, though, with the likes of Moore, Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello joining the field.

Russell Knox who will be playing his second CIMB tournament and Scott will be the only multiple PGA 2015-16 Tour winners in the field. Two-time Asian Tour winner Danny Chia provides the local attraction making his fifth appearance as the highest-ranked Malaysian. Danny and Gavin Kyle Green will be the only Malaysians in the 78-man field but present a strong challenge to the elite field.

Golf Tips For The CIMB Classic

We start this weeks tips for the CIMB Classic with the Englishman Paul Casey, probably the inform player right now with four top fours in his last four tournaments. It would be silly not to back Casey even at the shorter odds of 14/1 with Paddypower. The good news is he is as low as 9/1 elsewhere and Paddypower are going an extra place. Two points each way is the bet.

  Bet on Paul Casey 14/1 – Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets*

It is hard to bypass Patrick Reed but we prefer Casey at the same odds so we will be backing the Spaniard Rafael Cabrera Bello to make an impact at the CIMB. He is sure to get some support from the American fans as is his performance as a rookie in the Ryder Cup is bound to have won him a lot of fans. He is freely available at 33/1 with most bookmakers and also warrants a two point each day bet.

  Bet on Rafael Cabrera Bello 33/1 – Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets*

Our outsider tip for the CIMB goes to James Hahn. James is a player we like a lot, very talented and certainly knows how to celebrate if he has a good week on the greens you will see him very close to the top of the leaderboard. He is definitely overpriced at 150/1 with Bet 365 and we are backing one point each way.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the CIMB Classic.
Paul Casey 14/1 – 2pts each way
Rafael Cabrera Bello 33/1 – 2pts each way
James Hahn 150/1 – 1pt each way

Betting odds for the CIMB Classic
Patrick Reed 14/1
Paul Casey 14/1
Hideki Matsuyama 14/1
Adam Scott 16/1
Ryan Moore 16/1
Justin Thomas 18/1
Sergio Garcia 16/1
Kevin Chappell 30/1
Kevin Na 33/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Daniel berger 28/1
Emilliano Grillo 28/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 33/1
Byeong Hun An 20/1
Brandon Grace 28/1
Russell Knox 30/1
Brenden Steele 30/1
Scott Piercy 33/1
Anirban Lahiri 40/1

50/1 Bar – All prices are from Paddypower and are subject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6

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