Burgoon leads PGA Tour event in Malaysia

PARIS FRANCE- SEPTEMBER 29 Justin Thomas of the USA celebrates after making his putt on the 13th hole during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National

PARIS FRANCE- SEPTEMBER 29 Justin Thomas of the USA celebrates after making his putt on the 13th hole during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National

New Zealander Danny Lee had the first ace of the 2018-19 season by holing out on the par-3 fourth hole. Then I'm like, oh, maybe I'm not going to play.

"You know, not bad, two under, " Perez said.

Kuala Lumpur: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand's first PGA Tour member, is hoping to win on the top circuit in his rookie year.

"Since I was young I've always like a crowd watching me play so I'm going to embrace that", said Kim. "Last year I feel like I banged on the door a couple times".

American Pat Perez returns to Malaysia to defend the title he won at the US$7 million (RM28.7 million) CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPC KL) previous year.

"I love coming here, my caddy loves coming here". In fact, he fired two rounds of 64 at last year's CIMB Classic and finished fifth. "This golf course suits up pretty good for me, I've had success here in the past".

Apart from Shubhankar, his three other compatriot - Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rahil Gangjee and Anirban Lahiri - are also taking part in this tournament.

Q: What do you remember most from last year's win at the CIMB Classic and how special was it? "This golf course is gettable and we can see lots of low scores already", he added.

If I had not received the invitation from Malaysia, who knows, I may not have played in Mayakoba. "It's going to be a great test of golf", Horschel said.

Lahiri made it to the tourney at the last minute.

Other top contenders include Xander Schauffele, Paul Casey, Billy Horschel, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Tway, who won the Safeway Open last week.

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"Everyone is excited to see them play again and I think it will help to get people to come along to Walton Heath, which is one of my favourite courses". Ernie Els shot 72 and was 10 strokes behind.

"I haven't really thought about anything or set any goals. It's very, very important". Next week it's the CJ Cup in South Korea followed by the World Golf Championships event in Shanghai.

"Twenty years later, I hold a Tour card". The PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament features a limited field of 78 players comprising of the top 60 available players from the 2017-18 FedExCup points list, eight sponsor exemptions and the top-10 available players from the Asian Tour.