C.I.M.B.

There are two versions of today’s newsletter. The top half is our traditional breakdown of the golf weekend ahead. The second half is...different. It is a musical take on this week’s C.I.M.B. Classic. If you’re familiar with the stylings of 50 Cent, you may be able to guess where this is going.

PGA Tour

The second event of the PGA Tour season moves to Malaysia and TPC Kuala Lumpur. This is the third year that the event will be hosted at the course, with Justin Thomas and Pat Perez winning the first two editions. It is not a full field this week and therefore is our first no-cut event on the PGA Tour. The trip to Asia is not a short one, and it takes some dedication from players to make the trek.

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Last year, Pat Perez coasted to a four-shot victory over Keegan Bradley, but it wasn’t even that close. PP was once up 7 shots before easing himself to the comfortable margin of victory on Sunday. Tee Times

Storylines

Who made the trip - While this event only draws about 75 players, it does have a lot of pedigree in the field. Legends like Ernie Els and Davis Love III will be playing alongside some of the current giants like Justin Thomas and Paul Casey.

Bounceback - After blowing a five-shot lead on the back nine in Napa, Brandt Snedeker is back in action to try to win again. Sneds does have one victory this year at the Wyndham, but you know he would love to add another to the season.

International Field - Being located in Asia, the field is as diverse as you may expect. More than 15 countries are represented in this limited field, and that includes many players from Asian countries. Shubankar Sharma, Si Woo Kim, and Ben An headline the players from that region of our planet. An Asian player has never won this event, so look for these guys to be itching to make a charge on the weekend.

Shotgun Start: Brooks & DJ go for a Short Film Oscar and CIMB Classic picks

Andy and Brendan discuss the Brooks Koepka Player of the Year announcement video and the cheeky attempt to go viral by including Dustin Johnson. The attempt is derided. Then they get into the Jim Furyk interview and discuss the idea for an alternative Bachelor “After the Final Rose” alternative for airing all this Ryder Cup drama out once and for all. Finally, Golfman Paulie comes on to provide some fantasy and gambling insights for this week’s CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Listen on iTunesStitcher or Spotify.

Paulie’s Picks

It is a limited field in a different time zone, so you’re going to want to lean on Paulie this week. See who he likes at TPC Kuala Lumpur for both daily fantasy and one-and-done leagues. Full article link

Restoration done the right way

In the latest edition of the field report, Jason Way visits Cedar Rapids Country Club. This Donald Ross gem was recently renovated by a group of passionate individuals, including architects Ron Prichard and Tyler Rae. Read Jason’s full breakdown HERE.

Quick Hooks

Brooks Koepka was awarded the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award on Tuesday. He finished the year in the top 10 in FedExCup points and won both the US Open and the PGA Championship. Story

The European Tour heads to Walton Heath for the British Masters this week.Tee Times

South Korea hosts its second event in a row on the LPGA Tour as the ladies play the Keb Hana Bank Championship. Tee Times

A Different Kind of Newsletter

You’re going to want to toss on 50 Cent’s version before we start...please enjoy.

C.I.M.B.

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

Now, players they got they clubs, they playin’ fo’ dollas,
We got plenty with that JT, that Louis, that Rafa,
That CH3, Ernie, Dufner and Kodaira,
Playin’ for Malaysian fans to see
They pay um, ‘cause they want um,
Playin a little G, man, and that game they got it
Four days later have that glass raised up in the Ramada
Them fake playa’s in the field sayin' they think they got it
On the fringe gotta putt it, not tryin' to chip out it
This week I like Kyle, I like Chappell, I like Austin Cook,
We too got Keegan
Think I like him ‘cause he’s got that look
I ain't that writa’ tryin' to holla ‘cause I want some Ted,
I'm that writa’ tryin' to holla ‘cause I want some Sneds,
Want to see him perform, talkin’ the man of bread

Kiradech, hit that track, catch a flight, and come and see the kid!
Look, it’s Hoge, some picks by Paulie

You talkin' with me, you talkin' ‘bout the C.I.M.B.


I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

They 'bout my money, you see, Lee, you can holla at me,
If you playin' with me, you at the C.I.M.B.
Now what you see on TV, some Marc, some Schauffele,
Field full of Ancer, man, at the C.I.M.B.
Come get money with me, they give it away for free
That’s how it feels to be at the C.I.M.B.
Stay up late with me, you could watch on TV
The broadcast on GC, at the C.I.M.B.
Come to Kuala Lumpur we could have a ball
We could toast to the good life, man, we could see it all
There is Scott, man, ings of Stall
In a couple weeks, take a road trip and see the Wall
I'll pick you up if you’re ever hit by a ball

Koepka ain’t here this week so risk is small
That other tour out playing at Heath of Walton
They got Bjorn, Fleetwood, and Molinari

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

Lied to you fools before, I’d stay in the pool

When Malaysia 100 degrees, stay inside, that’s the rule
I holla at Billy Ho 'til I got Keith Mitch confused

They got on Payless? Barn Rat’s got on Yeezy shoes
I'm listen’ to Andy and Brendan in the morning when they speakin’
Man, this Holmes, you can have um
If he ever finish I ain’t gonna wait on him
Man, rumors come and go, every player know
You sayin' it's secret, but you ain't gotta keep it on the low
Brooks and Deej, choose on me, I’ll keep yo’ name out the tweets
Put their bro down, you get your a** beat
Now Brooks my top playa
Finish with the top honors of the yea’
Last playea it went to put stitches in someone’s head
Get the Yanks out the Bronx, Sox put a charge in the pitch
‘Cause I need four TV's for golf, baseball makes six,
Tour make a playa rich, yeah they playin sticks
Catch a trophy, hey commish man, check!

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.

I don't know much about this TPC,
But I know Perez got last year’s victory,
No Tiger Woods, no Phil, no Rory,
That’s okay it’s the C.I.M.B.
Yeah, in Ponta Vedra they say
"There's no b'ness like show b'ness."

At the Egg we say
"There's no b'ness like mow b'ness," you know?
They say I want a little firm

But listen, a little firmer,
I ain't got to slow down for you, catch up, WIDTH!