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Tiger Woods to Play in Malaysia


“Tiger Woods will lead the field in Malaysia later this month at the CIMB Classic, a PGA Tour co-sanctioned event, with 38 players now confirmed, organisers said Monday,” the New Straits Times reports.

Now in its third year, the event will be held at the Mines Resort & Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, with a $6.1 million prize money.

This will be the first time Tiger Woods will be featured in the tournament.

Winners from the 2012 PGA TOUR season who are in the field include Nick  Watney, Jason Dufner, Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, Rickie Fowler, John Huh,  Kyle Stanley, Bill Haas, Johnson Wagner and Marc Leishman.
 
Martin Laird, 2010 champion Ben Crane, Sean O’Hair, Ricky Barnes, Cameron  Tringale and 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman all received sponsors’  exemptions into this year’s field. The other two sponsors’ exemptions are Malaysians Danny Chia and Shaaban Hussin.
 
Asian Tour and Professional Golf Association of Malaysia co-sanction the event in addition to the PGA Tour

Read more: CIMB Classic 2012

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