(c) 2016 Time Inc. Tour Heads to Malaysia for CIMB Classic Justin Thomas will look to defend his 2015 title as the PGA Tour heads to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic.Justin Thomas looks to defend his first PGA Tour title at the CIMB Classic this week as
Paul Casey’s smile widened and he swept his hands from side to side. “This is a home run. This is sweet. Take care of the rules so [the Tour] doesn’t get all over me,” he said. The Englishman was playing the Safeway Open for the first time since 2011, and while he wasn't there under duress - the rolling hills are rather easy on the senses - Casey was in Napa Valley by directive. Casey’s start last week at the season opener was a result of the PGA Tour’s new strength-of-field regulation that was implemented for the 2016-17 season. The new rule requires players who didn’t have at least 25 starts in the previous season to add an event to their schedules that they hadn’t played in the last four years.
Cedar Crest Golf Course has reopened after a multimillion dollar renovation. Updates include renovated greens, new irrigation and 34 reshaped bunkers. The driving range features new target greens and a new practice tee on the east end. The course will host the Greater Dallas Putting Championship from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The event will be a two-person team format and limited to a field of 108 teams. Golfers will get a chance to putt on all the new Mini Verde Bermuda greens. Teaching pro Pat O'Brien will give a free putting clinic. Proceeds from the Dallas Putting Championship will support scholarships for local student golfers. Renovation project begins at Northwood Construction has begun