Friday 14


Thomas makes strong start in Malaysia

11th October 2018, 13:36 by Chris Rivers

Justin Thomas put together a strong finish to end day one of the CIMB Classic three shots off the lead, held by Bronson Burgoon.

World No.162 Burgoon blitzed the TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course on day one of the PGA Tour event, carding a nine-under 63 which featured eight birdies and an eagle, the only blemish on his card being a dropped shot at the 13th.

The American heads into the second round one stroke clear of compatriot Austin Cook, while Scott Piercy, Billy Horschel and Taiwan's C.T. Pan are a further shot back after shooting 65s.

World No.4 Thomas finds himself in an eight-way tie for sixth place after a brilliant end to his round, birding four of the last five holes as he signed for a 66.

The 2017 US PGA Championship is joined by previous CIMB Classic winner Nick Watney, Kevin Chappell and recent Ryder Cup hero Paul Casey on the same mark, and Thomas says consistency will be key to his chances of victory in the Far East.

"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 told the PGA Tour website.

"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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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