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Goosen cashes for the first time in 6 months 10-27-2013
Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen concluded the CIMB Classic in 2-over-par 72-74-69-75=290, good for a share of 47th place. Goosen was making his fourth start since returning from a setback related to his injured back, but the CIMB marked his first payday on the PGA TOUR since he finished T21 at New Orleans in late April. He banked $18,223.34 and 21.5 FedExCup points in Malaysia. It leaves him with 11 starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $261,558 or 165.5 FedExCup points and retain status.
R. Moore takes down Woodland in CIMB playoff 10-27-2013
Ryan Moore
It took only one hole of sudden death for Ryan Moore to defeat Gary Woodland for the victory at the CIMB Classic. The playoff began on schedule at 7:30 a.m. local time on Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Woodland had the honors. Both split the fairway with their drives at the unreachable par-5 18th hole. Both also laid up as expected, but Moore found the fairway while Woodland settled for a decent lie in the rough just right of the fairway. The eventual champ then stiffed his third to four feet just past the hole. Woodland's approach drifted far enough right that it came to rest in the rough. His ensuing chip came up 18 inches short for a likely tap-in par, but Moore drilled home the birdie for the victory, his third on the PGA TOUR. Moore will now take his talents to Shanghai, China, for this week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Woodland in CIMB playoff on Monday morning 10-27-2013
Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland concluded regulation of the CIMB Classic in 14-under-par 274 and will face off against Ryan Moore in a playoff for the title on Monday at 7:30 a.m. local time. Kuala Lumpur is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time in the United States, so prep yourself for free prime-time golf if you're inside that zone. Woodland closed with a 3-under 34-35=69 that included a par at the par-5 18th hole. He stood over a 10-foot, right-to-left bender for birdie, but didn't respect it enough and settled for a par. For the week, he hit 56 greens in regulation (to rank T4) and holed 22 birdies (second-most). When he returns to the West Course at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club tomorrow, he'll be chasing his third PGA TOUR victory, but it would be his second in his last eight starts.
R. Moore opens door just enough for a playoff 10-27-2013
Ryan Moore
Overnight co-leader Ryan Moore logged a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his final round of the CIMB Classic to post 14-under 274 and secure a spot in a playoff with Gary Woodland. Moore landed 15 greens in regulation and rolled in four birdies during the disjointed finale. He also squared two bogeys. He finished the week leading the field with 24 birdies (against 10 bogeys), only six of which on the quartet of par 5s at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Regardless of what happens in the playoff, it's the latest in a series of fine efforts that have his fantasy stock rising with each one. He'll be chasing victory No. 3 on the PGA TOUR tomorrow.
Stroud gets off the schneid with a T3 at CIMB 10-27-2013
Chris Stroud
Overnight co-leader Chris Stroud put the finishing touches on his week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a 1-under-par 37-34=71 to finish in a two-way share of third place. It was a roller coaster of a day for the American. He picked off five birdies, but sat 1-over at two points mid-round thanks to two bogeys and a double. He had swallowed only three bogeys over his first 54 holes, so it's a tough pill for him to take tonight, especially as he was in position to lasso his first victory on the PGA TOUR. Yet, there's some reason to be optimistic as it's his first top-30 finish in his last eight starts. He'll head back to the U.S. as he didn't qualify for the exclusive field at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Aphibarnrat takes joint third; STM looms 10-27-2013
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Kiradech Aphibarnrat polished off the CIMB Classic with a 2-under-par 33-37=70 and finished one stroke too high to join the playoff for the title. After opening with a bogey-5 at the first hole, Aphibarnrat converted four birdies on his next five holes to generate chatter of a early contender for Story of the Year. Alas, the well dried up and he played out the string in birdie-free 1-over to share third place with Chris Stroud. Each will pocket $406,000 and 162.5 FedExCup points. Those are important measurements for the Thai as it leaves him just $13,416 shy of qualifying for Special Temporary Membership. (He's also 115.5 FedExCup points from qualifying, but the prize money in Kuala Lumpur was worth more relatively speaking.) He'll be guaranteed a payday at next week's WGC-HSBC Champions where last year's 77th-place finisher (of 78; one withdrew) earned $25,500.00.
DeLaet stumbles late at the CIMB Classic 10-27-2013
Hidezumi Shirakata
Graham DeLaet turned in a 1-under-par 33-38=71 in his final round of the CIMB Classic to place T7 at 10-under 278. DeLaet was bogey-free 4-under through 14 holes and in the hunt for his first victory on the PGA TOUR before he went bogey-double bogey at Nos. 15 and 16 to eliminate his chances. Pars at the final two holes were academic. For the week, he circled 21 birdies. The positive is that it ends a mini-drought without a top 25 at three consecutive starts.
K. Bradley ends in week in Malaysia w/ bogeys 10-27-2013
Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley settled for an even-par 34-38=72 in his final round of the CIMB Classic. The 36-hole leader played his second set of 36 holes in 4-over to finish alone in 10th place at 9-under 279. He was eyeing for better when he reached 2-under after just six holes today, but played out the string (among two weather delays) in 2-over with bogeys at the 17th and 18th holes. He'll move on to the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China on Thursday.
D. Maruyama snares berth into WGC-Bridgestone 10-27-2013
Daisuke Maruyama
Daisuke Maruyama cruised to a three-stroke victory at the weather-shortened Bridgestone Open on the Japan Golf Tour. The loyal readers among you know that events on the JGTO don't resonate for fantasy gamers unless there's a special exemption involved. Indeed, with his victory in this tournament, the former PGA TOUR member receives an exemption into the 2014 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He completed 54 holes at Sodegaura Country Club (in Chiba) in 10-under-par 68-67-68=203. I.J. Jang took solo second.
English nets first top 10 since breakthrough 10-27-2013
Harris English
With a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his final round of the CIMB Classic, Harris English posted 10-under 278. English erased a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth hole with four birdies in the finale. For the week, he missed only 15 greens in regulation and offset eight bogeys with an eagle at 16 birdies. He's 10-for-11 since his breakthrough victory in Memphis but this will be his first top-10 finish. His win at the St. Jude was not among the qualifying victories for next week's WGC-HSBC Champions, so he'll have the week off.
Another delay strikes the CIMB Classic finale 10-27-2013
Charles Howell
The final round of the CIMB Classic was delayed a second time due to inclement weather at 5:20 p.m. local time.

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Sigh. Tournament officials were able to sneak in 53 minutes of play following the first delay that lasted three hours and five minutes. When the second stoppage occurred, nine golfers had yet to finish. Charles Howell III was fortunate. He was able to reach the house after the restart, signing for a 4-under-par 34-34=68. He sandwiched bogeys at the eighth and ninth holes with six birdies and will record his second consecutive top 10 (T5, Shriners).
Walker adds to his sparkling opening slate 10-27-2013
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker carded a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his final round of the CIMB Classic to wrap up the tournament in 11-under 277. He'll snare a top 10 in Kuala Lumpur, impressive considering he opened the event with a 74. Today he hit 13 greens and buried five birdies against just one bogey. With his win at the Open and a T12 in Vegas last week, he's the early candidate for Player of 2013-14! It's now on to China for the American as he's scheduled to compete in the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Baddeley poised for a top 10 in Kuala Lumpur 10-27-2013
Aaron Baddeley
Aaron Baddeley concluded the CIMB Classic with a 6-under-par 32-34=66 to post 12-under 276, good for sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead. Golf mercifully resumed in Kuala Lumpur after a delay of three hours and five minutes. Baddeley opened his final round with a bogey-5 at the first hole, but kept his card blemish-free, finding seven birdies along the way. He squared only six bogeys all week and will rebound from a season-opening missed cut at the Open with a top 10 here. Given that he cashed only 10 of 24 times during the 2013 season, gamers can't quite feel comfortable jumping on his bandwagon just yet, but those that were already on board are treated to a cookie in Malaysia.
Fern ndez-Casta¤o wins the BMW Masters by one 10-27-2013
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Despite a double bogey at his 72nd hole, Gonzalo Fernandez-Casta¤o emerged with a one-stroke victory at the BMW Masters.
The Spaniard started the final round at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China one stroke back of overnight co-leaders Luke Guthrie and fellow countryman Rafael Cabrera-Bello, both of whom dropped a shot on the par-4 first hole. Cutting right to the chase, GFC would play his first 17 holes in bogey-free 6-under with six birdies before the gaffe at 18 where he landed in two bunkers before closing out the title with a kick-in for a 6 and 4-under 68 to post 11-under 277. Guthrie played out his string bogey-free, but found only two birdies to finish in solo fourth at 279. RCB blew up for a 73 to total 281 and place T8. Francesco Molinari closed with a 64 (1 eagle, 8 birdies, 2 bogeys) to share runner-up honors with Thongchai Jaidee (6-under 66; 7 birdies, 1 bogey) at 10-under 278. Fernandez-Casta¤o's seventh career European Tour victory exempts him into this week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Final round of the CIMB suspended for weather 10-27-2013
Rickie Fowler
The final round of the CIMB Classic was suspended at 1:23 p.m. local time due to the threat of inclement weather.
Well, Mother Nature finally put enough of the ingredients together for force the hand of PGA TOUR officials. After relatively comfortable conditions greeted the field on Thursday, heat and humidity have risen to uncomfortable levels. Rickie Fowler is one of 33 (of the 78 in the field) to finish. He polished off his week with a closing, 5-under-par 32-35=67 to post 5-under 283. It's a sound way to begin his 2013-14 season. Look for him again at next week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Horschel recovers in his finale in Malaysia 10-27-2013
Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel closed out the CIMB Classic with a 5-under-par 35-32=67 to post 8-under 280, good for very early possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead. Horschel broke par only in his second round (69) before today's encouraging effort. He hit 13 greens in regulation in the finale and circled an eagle (at the par-5 10th hole) to complement five birdies. While he suffered two bogeys coming in, he may salvage a top 15 after beginning the final round outside the top 25.