Quartet commit for CIMB Classic

Rafa Cabrera-Bello ©Getty

KUALA LUMPUR: Two of the game’s rising stars Thomas Pieters and Rafael Cabrera-Bello as well as Major-winning luminaries Ernie Els and Davis Love III will lend their star credentials in the US$7 million CIMB Classic next month.

Pieters and Cabrera Bello, both ranked in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Ranking as well as Els and Love, who hold a combined 40 PGA Tour victories and five Major titles, have confirmed their participation and will join two-time defending champion Justin Thomas in Southeast Asia’s only FedExCup tournament at TPC Kuala Lumpur from October 12-15.

CIMB Classic executive director Todd Rhinehart said: “We are delighted to announce that Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Thomas Pieters have agreed to compete in the CIMB Classic in October.

“Thomas and Rafa are emerging stars on the PGA Tour, thanks to their exciting brand of golf and I’m sure Malaysian fans will enjoy watching them in action at TPC Kuala Lumpur. It is also fantastic that we will welcome back Davis and Ernie who are both household names following stellar careers which have seen them winning numerous titles around the world.”