Thomas among 3 tied for lead at CIMB
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Justin Thomas began his title defense with an 8-under 64 at the CIMB Classic on Thursday, making nine birdies and a bogey to move into a three-way tie with Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer for the first-round lead.
Thomas, who won his first PGA Tour title here last year in a tournament-record total 26-under-par 262, said he felt at ease in the opening round of the PGA Tour-sanctioned event.
"If there's such a thing as an easy 8-under, it was," Thomas said. "I wedged it great. I took advantage of the first three par 5s.
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