Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea and Japanese duo Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa were the next best Asians in tied 16th place after matching 69s. You'll need to get your lineup set early this week since the event starts on Wednesday at 6:00 AM ET, so check out my DraftKings fantasy golf picks on the following slides to see who should be on your team this week.
Moore is part of a strong 78-player field that includes defending champion Justin Thomas, major champions Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh, along with Ryder Cuppers Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed. That is until closer analysis showed us one guy who stands out from the rest in the field this week.
Sergio Garcia's tee shot seemed to have a mind of its own during the first round of the CIMB Classic.
A good performance this week might be the key that unlocks that door as it did for Cameron Smith two years ago when he finished 5th. So what makes Scott a better option this week?
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It's hard to believe, for instance, that Terrence Cody would be able to play on this defense and in this age of college football. Tatum came in the game at the expense of his redshirt, meaning his first snap as a Vol came while trying to block Alabama .
Thomas would have edged ahead of the pack had he not dropped a shot on the sixth hole, but it is still a positive round from the 23-year-old. Not sure how a solid performance would be followed up, we began to look at the past couple years' leaderboards and noticed a trend of continued success here. Moore won this event in back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014 and he enters this event in excellent form after a pair of top-10 finishes in the FedEx Cup playoff events. Last year, there were some low rounds here, and Justin Thomas won with a total of -26.
Now, let's get back to Scott. In all, six golfers took advantage of the great conditions of the course and carded a final score of 20-under or better.
Of course last year's victor, Justin Thomas, will also be expected to perform well again after such an incredible week in 2015.
Surprisingly Scott missed the cut at last week's Japan Open but that was over a layout no doubt tricked up a little for the Japan Open and so a bounce back for Scott is expected especially given his near miss over the same layout a year ago.