Ryan Moore held off Gary Woodland, Kevin Na and Sergio Garcia to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Ryan Moore held off Gary Woodland, Kevin Na and Sergio Garcia to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Moore fired a final round 67 to finish three shots clear of the field at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC. He is the first player to successfully defend a title on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods claimed the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Moore birdied the 14th and 15th holes to take the lead, but his advantage was cut to just one when he bogeyed the 16th. He bounced back well with a superb second to the 17th that left him a tap-in birdie.

After Gary Woodland had bogeyed the par-5 18th and Kevin Na had stumbled to a double-bogey on the 17th, Moore could enjoy his walk down the home hole with a comfortable cushion.

“It’s been a great week, I’m a little lost for words,” he said. “I got to enjoy it down the last this year. I just love playing down here.”

Woodland was runner-up in this tournament for a second straight year. In 2013 he’d lost out to Moore in a playoff.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia was in the hunt until a double-bogey seven at the 10th hole derailed his challenge. He fought back with two birdies at the 11th and 14th holes, but was unable to get any closer to Moore on the closing four.

Billy Hurley III had a disappointing weekend. He led the tournament after 36 holes, but rounds of 71 and 73 on Saturday and Sunday dropped him back into a tie for eighth place.

CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct 27 – Nov 2, purse $7,000,000, par 72

1    Ryan Moore (USA)    68    69    67    67    271    $1,260,000
T2    Gary Woodland (USA)    71    70    66    67    274    $522,667
T2    Kevin Na (USA)        69    68    67    70    274    $522,667
T2    Sergio Garcia (Esp)    69    68    68    69    274    $522,667
T5    Cameron Smith (Aus)    70    69    69    68    276    $266,000
T5    Sang-Moon Bae (Kor)    71    68    68    69    276    $266,000
7    John Senden (Aus)    72    68    69    68    277    $234,500
T8    Rory Sabbatini (RSA)    70    72    70    66    278    $189,000
T8    Davis Love III (USA)    68    71    71    68    278    $189,000
T8    Prom Meesawat (Tha)    68    71    70    69    278    $189,000
T8    Angelo Que (Phi)        67    72    69    70    278    $189,000
T8    Billy Hurley III (USA)    67    67    71    73    278    $189,000

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage