2016 CIMB Classic Picks and Tournament Preview

CIMB Classic LogoThe CIMB Classic began in 2010 and is played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a 78 player field which consists of 60 golfers from the PGA TOUR (Top 60 from the previous FedEx Cup standings that accept an invite), 10 golfers from the Asian Tour and 8 spots that are sponsor's exemptions. This is a tournament that knowing some of the Asian Tour players could land you some sleeper picks for the CIMB Classic that most fantasy golfers won’t pay much attention to.

If you are a fantasy golf player you need to remember one very important fact; This tournament will begin at 7:00pm EST Wednesday night. It's in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia so you have a huge time zone difference. Don't forget to get your lineups in early Wedneaday or you will get shut out of your contests.

2016 CIMB Classic Tourney Preview

The 2016 CIMB Classic once again has a strong field and many of the top PGA Tour golfers will once again be the most expensive players at DraftKings for the PGA Birdie Contest. The advantage is that there will be some very good golfers still in the $8000 price range for your salary cap so building a lineup should be pretty simple. We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

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Dates - October 20th – October 23rd, 2016

Prize Pool - $7,000,000

First Place - $1,260,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Here is a Preview Video for the 2016 CIMB Classic

Examining CIMB Classic Golf Course

Name of Course - Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC)

Where is Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC? - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club

Par - 72

Yards - 6985

Slope Rating - 130

Year Built - 1991

Designed by - Nelson Howarth – 1991 Redesigned in 2008 by E&G Parslow

Past CIMB Classic Champions

Justin Thomas Defending Champion CIMB ClassicBo Van Pelt2016 - Justin Thomas


Ryan Moore2015 - Ryan Moore


Ryan Moore2014 - Ryan Moore


Nick Watney2013 - Nick Watney


CIMB Classic Info - Trends, Tidbits

  • CIMB Classic is the 1st event ever sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia
  • It was an official money event on the Asian Tour, but not on the PGA Tour until 2013 when it gained official status on the PGA Tour
  • The winner of the CIMB Classic earns an invitation to the Masters

2016 CIMB Classic Fantasy Golf Info

The CIMB Classic is a no cut golf tournament. Picking the winner as well as having all 6 of your players finish high will be what you need to cash in that grand prize check at DraftKings. If you are already a player at DraftKings, why not try out FantasyAces.com. We love playing their Salary Cap Pro games which add in a new dimension to the regular salary cap games. Check them out and see if you can make some extra fantasy golf money.

Why You Need Expert Picks For The CIMB Classic Open

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