The 2015 CIMB Classic golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from October 29 to November 1, 2015, on the West Course at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2015 CIMB Classic.
The CIMB Classic has been played annually since 2010. Ryan Moore of the United States holds the records for most wins in the tournament with two (2013, 2014). The other winners of the CIMB Classic are Ben Crane (2010), Bo Van Pelt (2011), and Nick Watney (2012). The CIMB is also an Asian Tour event.
The CIMB Classic is the third tournament of the 2016 PGA Tour season. All FedEx Cup points earned in the tournament count towards the 2016 FedEx Cup competition. All players with 50 to 1 odds or less are listed below with comments and then a few notables with higher odds are also listed. Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2015 CIMB Classic!
1. Henrik Stenson – 13/2 odds
Henrik Stenson is the betting favorite to win the 2015 CIMB Classic this week. Stenson is definitely a vulnerable favorite here. He has not played since the Tour Championship where he finished tied for second four strokes behind Jordan Spieth. Henrik Stenson has four PGA Tour wins and his last win was over two years ago. He did win last November on the European Tour but that’s almost a year ago and he hasn’t played in over a month.
2. Kevin Na – 14 to 1
Kevin Na is playing really well so far in the 2016 PGA season but he is always a very poor bet on tour. Na finished second at both the Frys.com Open and the Shriners Open last week but his career record is one win in 301 PGA starts. You will go broke betting on Kevin Na to win again but he’s already rich with earnings of $20.34 million.
T-3. Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia – 16 to 1 odds each
Three very talented players here at 16 to 1 odds each to win the 2015 CIMB Classic. Hideki Matsuyama finished tied for 17th at the Frys.com Open two weeks ago and his last win anywhere was a year ago in Japan. Branden Grace has yet to win on the PGA Tour but he has six European Tour wins with his last win last January. Sergio Garcia has over 20 wins in his career but he’s not won since January of 2014.
6. Ryan Moore – 20 to 1
If you believe in horses for courses then Ryan Moore is a great bet this week at 20 to 1 odds. That’s because Ryan Moore has won the CIMB Classic the last two years in 2013 and 2014. Moore finished tied for 10th at the Frys.com Open and tied for 43rd last week. He has four wins on tour with his last win being here at the CIMB Classic last year. Ryan Moore has won $21.4 million on tour.
T-7. Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed – 22 to 1
Adam Scott has won well over 20 tournaments bu he has not won a tournament in 18 months. Justin Thomas has yet to win on tour at age 22, but he finished tied for 3rd at the Frys.com Open in his last start. Patrick Reed has four PGA Tour wins with his last coming last January. Reed played well last week at the Hong Kong Open shooting four under 70 rounds to finish at -11 under and tied for 3rd. That makes him a big threat here this week.
T-10. Paul Casey, Anirban Lahiri – 25 to 1
Paul Casey has one PGA Tour win and 13 more European Tour victories. His last win was a little over a year ago. Anirban Lahiri is a very talented 28 year old from India who won twice on the European Tour last February. He’s playing well as he shot -10 under last week to finish tied for 7th at the Hong Kong Open.
12. Danny Lee – 28 to 1
Danny Lee from South Korea is 25 years old. Danny recorded his first PGA Tour win at the Greenbrier Classic in July. Danny Lee also won the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2009 on the European Tour as an amateur. He’s making his first start for the 2016 PGA season this week.
13. Luke Donald – 30 to 1
Luke Donald has 11 combined wins on the PGA and European Tours combined. That’s impressive but he’s not won a tournament on either tour since 2012. On the plus side, Luke Donald did finish tied for 5th at the British Masters in his last start three weeks ago.
14. Harris English – 33 to 1
Harris English has two PGA Tour wins at age 26 but his last win was in 2013. He did lose to Jason Day in a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open in February. He last played at the Tour Championship where he ended up in 22nd place.
T-15. Tony Finau, Gary Woodland – 35 to 1
Tony Finau is still looking for his first PGA Tour win. The cousin of NBA player Jabari Parker, Tony Finau finished tied for 32nd at the Frys.com Open and then tied for 16th last week in the Shriners Open. So he’s heading in the right direction. Gary Woodland has two career PGA wins but his last win was over two years ago.
T-17. Robert Streb, Scott Piercy, Daniel Berger – 40 to 1
Robert Streb’s only win on tour came last November in the McGladrey Classic. He missed the cut two weeks ago at the Frys.com Open in his last start. Scott Piercy has three wins on tour including the 2015 Barbasol Classic in July. Piercy finished tied for 9th last week at the Shriners Open. Daniel Berger tied for 17th in his last start two weeks ago. Berger is just 22 years old and looking for his first win on tour.
T-20. Kevin Kisner, Keegan Bradley – 45 to 1
Kevin Kisner has yet to win on tour but the 31 year old lost three times in 2015 in playoffs. Kisner tied for 25th place last week. Keegan Bradley missed the cut last week in Las Vegas. Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011, has three wins on tour but his last win was in 2012. His aunt is World Hall of Fame golfer Pat Bradley.
22. Brendan Steele – 50 to 1
Brendan Steele won the Valero Texas Open in 2011 for his only PGA Tour win. He finished tied for 17th at the Frys.com Open two weeks ago but then missed the cut last week in Las Vegas. Tough to bet him here.
- Nick Watney – 55 to 1 odds
Nick Watney won the CIMB Classic back in 2012. The tournament was not yet part of the PGA Tour then. Watney has five PGA Tour wins but the last tournament he’s won anywhere was the 2012 CIMB Classic.
- Ben Crane – 200 to 1 odds
Ben Crane won the CIMB Classic in 2010. It was not a PGA Tour win but a Asian Tour win at that time. Crane does have five PGA Tour wins. His last win on tour was at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
- Cameron Tringale – 55 to 1 odds
Cameron Tringale has yet to officially win on the PGA Tour. He did win the 2014 Franklin Templeton Shootout with Jason Day. Tringale is notable here because he just finished in second place last week at the Shriners Open just one stroke off the lead.
- Alex Cejka – 100 to 1 odds
Alex Cejka is a 44 year old pro golfer born in the Czech Republic. Cejka has one PGA Tour win which came last March in the Puerto Rico Open. Cejka has four more European Tour wins. He’s notable here because he just finished second last week in Las Vegas where he now lives.