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Thomas shoots 64, defends CIMB title

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Justin Thomas completed a fairytale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory over closest rival Hideki Matsuyama.

The American did not match his record tournament score of 26-under 262 in 2015, but still finished with an impressive 23 under for only his second PGA Tour title.

"It's great to win again here. It's a place I'm comfortable with ... Hopefully I will be able to come back next year," said Thomas, who shot a 64 to match his first-day score.


Money Leaders: PGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 J.Thomas $1,422,000
2 B.Steele $1,133,900
3 H.Matsuyama $756,000
4 P.Kizzire $648,000
5 D.Fathauer $502,000
6 S.Piercy $438,000
7 A.Lahiri $406,000
8 P.Casey $360,800
9 K.Bradley $312,000
10 M.Kim $288,000
11 J.Wagner $288,000
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