Players to Watch; CIMB Classic

The PGA Tour travels to Asia where for the first time in history, a FedEx Cup event will be played as the players tee it up in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia.

Beginning in 2010, the CIMB Classic has never been a part of the season long FedEx Cup point chase as well as count towards official earnings for the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

No fewer than 10 Asian Tour members received invites to the field of 78 players in this no cut event, with as many as 12 are scheduled to play this week. The winner of the CIMB Classic will receive invites to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, THE PLAYERS and of course, The Masters.

Let's take a look at a few players to watch this week in Malaysia.

Phil Mickelson
Currently No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings, lefty has always embraced trips and events in Asia. As shown by him touring the city earlier this week, making sure to spend some time with junior golfers in the city of Kuala Lumpor.

Coming off wins overseas (both in Scotland granted), Mickelson is playing as well as anyone in the world right now. It wouldn't surprise me to see him in contention come Sunday.

Bill Haas
His record at the President's Cup (2-2-1) did not do his game or play that week justice. Striking the ball perhaps better than he has in a few years. This season's form was evident by his career high and PGA Tour co-leading nine top-10 finishes.

Keegan Bradley
Bradley seemingly thrives in no cut events on the PGA Tour. Finishing no lower than a T16 at the BMW Championship earlier in the season. Though he has yet to record a win this season, he did rack up a career high in both top-10's with seven as well as top-25's, with 15.

Charley Hoffman
Coming off the heels of a solo fourth last week at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, carding a clean card 7-under 64 in his final round. Hoffman hit all 18 greens on Sunday in Las Vegas, to top off his career best year with five, top-10 finishes in 2013.

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