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CIMB Classic 2017 Golf Betting Tips: The Bettingpro team share their best bets in Kuala Lumpur

Neil Roarty in Golf 10 Oct 2017

The PGA Tour returns this week with the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur and Bettingpro has predictions and betting tips for the 2017 CIMB Classic with each of our golf tipsters making his selection on who will win the event at the Kuala Lumpur Golf Club in Malaysia.


The 2017 PGA Tour season finished with the TOUR Championship but there is no real rest for the players with the action returning this week with the co-sanctioned PGA/Asian Tour CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Justin Thomas is the double defending champion and is a short priced 4/1 to retain the trophy but who else could contend in Malaysia? We asked the Bettingpro team to each give a selection for the CIMB Classic so that readers can have a short list of players to back this weekend.

Leigh Copson: Back Justin Thomas 


In fantastic form and with an excellent track record in this tournament, there is no way I can go against Justin Thomas for the 2017 CIMB Classic. Thomas is seeking to win this tournament for the third season running and it is no shock to see him heading the betting when you consider his recent form too. The 24-year-old American has three tournament wins, a second-place finish and a sixth-place finish in his last six outings, and of course he goes into this tournament as the FedEx Cup champion. Therefore I have to go with Thomas to win the CIMB Classic for the third straight year.

Gary Emmerson: Back Kevin Na @33/1


It's hard to overlook Justin Thomas' chances over winning the CIMB Classic for the third time in a row and he's undoutedly a deserved favourite, especially when you consider he is arriving in Malaysia in top form following his FedEx Cup Series title. But in search of slightly better value I'm recommending backing Kevin Na. He was T29 last year behind Thomas but in the previous two CIMB Classics had finished 3rd (again behind Thomas) and 2nd so he clearly plays the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club well. Na was having a solid week last week and was firmly in contention heading into the final round of the Safeway Open, only to post a closing five-over par round that included six dropped shots in three holes around the turn. If he avoids such a horror run, I expect him to be in contention throughout the weekend.

Over the last few years, Lahiri has become a regular winner in his home continent of Asia and his victories include the Malaysian Open on the very same Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club course where this event is being staged.

The 30-year-old Indian also finished third in last year's CIMB Classic to show he is well capable of mixing it with the PGA Tour elite and having recorded a top-10 finish in his most recent start at the BMW Championship before exiting the FedEx Cup play-offs, his game is clearly in good enough shape to go close again.

The concessions offered by Boylesports that are mentioned above make them a particularly attractive bookmaker with which to back Lahiri.


Justin Thomas is the obvious pick this week after winning the CIMB Classic in both of the last two seasons. The American is also arriving in Malaysia in even better form after winning the FedEx Cup title just a fortnight ago. However, Thomas didn't actually win the final FedEx event, the TOUR Championship, with that honour going to Xander Schauffele. Given that, the American, shouldn't be seven times the price of Thomas at 28/1. Schauffele may not have course form in Kuala Lumpur but he had no form at the Greenbrier Classic before he won that and no form at the TOUR Championship before winning that. The 2017 Rookie of the Year had also never played a major before finishing fifth at the US Open. He has posted better first time out numbers than Jordan Spieth and that is a frightening thought. Until the market catches up with his talent, it's best to back Schauffele as these prices won't be around for long.




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CIMB Classic 2017 Golf Betting Tips: The Bettingpro team share their best bets in Kuala Lumpur

The PGA Tour returns this week with the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur and Bettingpro has predictions and betting tips for the 2017 CIMB Classic with each of our golf tipsters making his selection on who will win the event at the Kuala Lumpur Golf Club in Malaysia.

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