News Article: Thomas successfully defends title at CIMB Classic


Hall of Fame
Feb 21, 2009
Meridianville, Al
KUALA LUMPUR, MY - Twice is nice. Just ask Justin Thomas.There hasn’t been a successful title defense on the PGA TOUR since Matt Every won the 2014-2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. That is, until JT returned to TPC Kuala Lumpur.
Thomas entered the week at the CIMB Classic as the defending champion after winning in 2015 by one-shot over Adam Scott. He’s leaving with his second win on TOUR, both of which came in Malaysia.
The 23-year-old talked about his second win during his press conference. “It was obviously a fun day. It couldn't have happened if it wasn't for my finish yesterday. That was huge for me and put me in a good position to have a chance to win today. I definitely owe a lot of it to that.”