Sharma leads India's largest contingent at CIMB Classic

Bronson Burgoon chipped in for an eagle on the 18th hole and then added five birdies on his back nine

Paul Casey's highlights | Round 1 | CIMB 2018 2018

The big-hitting golfer, who became the first Thai to earn a PGA Tour card following top-five finishes at two World Golf Championships events earlier this year, will be among the Asian contingent eager to register a victory at the US$7 million CIMB Classic, which begins at TPC Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.

This week has a significantly stronger field than last week's Safeway Open, which was won by Kevin Tway after a three-way playoff win over Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Moore.

"It's like a dream come true".

"I played phenomenal previous year, I putted incredible and I'm going to have to do that again", Perez said. The others are the in-form Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri - who has been here before and was T-3 in 2015 - and Rahil Gangjee, who did play on the Tour in the U.S., but it is in Asia that he is making his PGA Tour debut. This year, Casey has played in 20 events and he has one win with six top-10 finishes. Coming back to Malaysia will be a good starting point, for sure. Last year's victor, Pat Perez, is going off at 40-1 and tees off with Moore and Thomas at 8:50 p.m. ET.

Numerous players in Malaysia have shared photos on social media of the weather conditions in the Far East.

In this question and answer (Q&A), he talks about that win, his overall performance in his 2017-2018 PGA TOUR season and also about fatherhood, after he and wife Ashley welcomed their daughter, Piper, last month. Obviously, we all know golf is a game that you can't really have your best every week. "My career started here and it's nice to be back home again", said Kiradech.

The CIMB Classic is the first of three PGA Tour events in Asia. Winning the Order of Merit is something I want to achieve by December and playing well here goes a long way to achieve that. Next week it's the CJ Cup in South Korea followed by the World Golf Championships event in Shanghai.

"No doubt very, very important", said Sharma, who came to worldwide prominence with his tied-ninth finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship where he led after the second and third rounds.

The wind. It's a golfer's nightmare, and even the best players in the world are occasionally afflicted by the yips in a breeze.

"If I just play well in these three events, have consistent finishes, I feel like I'll get off to a very good start and obviously help my world ranking. I feel like this start will really help me next year securing my card (on the PGA TOUR)".

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