Moore defends title, wins by 3 at CIMB Classic


Ryan Moore held off Gary Woodland, Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na Sunday at the CIMB Classic to defend his title at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC. Here's the lowdown from the final round in Malaysia.

Leaderboard: Ryan Moore (-17), Gary Woodland (-14), Kevin Na (-14), Sergio Garcia (-14), Cameron Smith (-12), Sang-Moon Bae (-12), John Senden (-11)

What it means: Just like in 2013, Moore and Woodland were battling for the CIMB title. This time Moore didn't need a playoff to capture his fourth PGA Tour victory. He grabbed the lead with birdies on 14 and 15, but it was cut to one stroke after a bogey on 16. Moore then nearly holed his approach on the par-4 17th for an easy birdie to give himself a cushion down the final hole. He was also helped out after Woodland bogeyed the par-5 18th and Na, who held the lead early in the final round, doubled 17. Moore is the first player to defend on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods at the 2012-13 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Round of the day: Jonas Blixt (T-13) and Rory Sabbatini (T-8) both made big moves up the leaderboard with rounds of 6-under 66.

Best of the rest: Despite his poor finish, Woodland made six birdies on the day for a 5-under 67. He's continued his solid run from the playoffs into the new season after he finished in the top 30 in all four events, including a T-9 at the Tour Championship.

Biggest disappointment: Billy Hurley III had a chance for his first PGA Tour win, but he only managed a 1-over 73 in the final round.