Thomas Leads, Huge Snake Invades Green at CIMB Classic
By Peter Santo
The PGA Tour began its fall Asian swing this week with the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. The idea of these events is to grow the game in golf’s fastest growing market, and apparently to screw up player travel and mess up everyone’s golf-clock as much as possible.
The rounds are being played a day behind due to the time change (third round being played on Friday night in the US) and its driving me insane. Anyway… On to the actual golf.
Justin Thomas comes in as the defending champion, and through two rounds looks poised to do something no one in the 2015-16 season was able to do, defend a title on the PGA Tour.
The University of Alabama grad jumped out to a two shot lead through two rounds with rounds of 64 and 66 respectively on Thursday and Friday. India’s Anirban Lahiri is in second after two straight 66s while Russell Knox moved up to third place after a Friday 63.
Many Asian golf fans have been eager to watch the best in the world duke it out in their home country, perhaps none more so than this Python.
There should be some riveting golf this weekend, and most of it will happen while we’re sleeping. But here’s hoping JT can net himself another victory. He had the longest drive on Tour last year and certainly has the talent to get it done. Plus, maybe if he wins more we’ll get more awesome Spring Break photos like these.
I can’t believe I’m rooting for an Alabama guy to win, but I am. Bring it home JT!