PGA Tour

CIMB Classic 2018

October 11-14

TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

$7,000,000

October 11-14

TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

$7,000,000

Round 1

Bronson Burgoon takes opening lead in Malaysia

October 11, 2018

Bronson Burgoon fired eight birdies and an eagle for a 9-under 63 to take the first round lead at this week's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur and tops a crowded leaderboard. He only made one bogey on the par-4 13th.

Embed from Getty Images

''I drove it well and I putted pretty good, so it was kind of boring golf, but that's always a good thing,'' Burgoon said. ''I chipped in for eagle out of the bunker on my ninth hole, which kind of boosted me, then I kept going.''

Austin Cook closed with a 64 while Scott Piercy, Billy Horschel and CT Pan finished in third place with 65s.

Justin Thomas birdied four of his final five holes for a 66 alongside seven other players including Nick Watney, Kevin Chappell and Paul Casey.

''You have to play well here every day or at least get a round like today ... it's what could end up winning me this golf tournament,'' Thomas said.

''Not having my best stuff and getting around here in 6-under is huge. I just didn't take advantage of a couple opportunities and let a couple go, but kind of found something there those last five holes and was able to at least make a good round.''

Danny Lee played the first ace of the new season at the par-3 4th, holing out with a 9-iron from 145 yards. It was his third career ace.