You Oughta Know: Moore eyes third CIMB title

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Here are the key stats You Oughta Know for the second event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season courtesy of the Golf Channel research department.

Ryan Moore

• Has won this event two of last three years (2014 and 2015); Justin Thomas won last year

• He is a combined 48 under in this event over last three years (best of any player in that span)


Paul Casey

• Has finished fourth or better in each of last four PGA Tour starts:

Top-4 finishes: 4

Rounds in 60s: 13/16

Scoring average: 67.63

Score to par: 58 under


Kevin Na

• Has the lowest scoring average at TPC Kuala Lumpur (minimum eight rounds):

Kevin Na: 67.25

Ryan Moore: 68.00

Brendan Steele: 68.50

Charles Howell III: 68.63


Adam Scott

• Led PGA Tour in strokes gained tee-to-green last season

• Also finished runner-up in this tournament last year (shot final-round 63)

• Since the beginning of the 2003 season, only Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson have more PGA Tour wins than Scott:

Tiger Woods: 45

Vijay Singh: 23

Phil Mickelson: 21

Adam Scott: 13

Rory McIlroy: 13


Patrick Reed

• Making first start since Ryder Cup (finished T-10 in Malaysia last year)

• Reed has 10 consecutive top-25 finishes worldwide (69.15 scoring average in that span)

• In his last 10 events worldwide, Reed has a win and eight top-15 finishes. He has not finished outside the top 25 during that stretch:

Wins: 1

Top-15s: 8

Top-25s: 10

Scoring Avg.: 69.15


Hideki Matsuyama

• Last week, won for the second time this year (Japan Open Golf Championship)

• 13th in the world; no player from Japan has been in top 10 since 1998 (Jumbo Ozaki)

• In his last seven worldwide starts, Matsuyama has finished in the top 5 four different times:

Wins: 1

Top-5s: 4

Scoring average: 68.81

Score to par: 45 under

• One of the best ball-strikers in the world, and his 2015-16 strokes-gained stats proved it:

Approach the green: 3rd

Tee-to-green: 6th

Off-the-tee: 17th

Around the green: 95th

Putting: 103rd

• With his next PGA Tour victory, he will tie Shigeki Maruyama for the most ever by a player from Japan:

Shigeki Maruyama: 3

Hideki Matsuyama: 2

Ryuji Imada: 1

Isao Aoki: 1


Sergio Garcia

• Also making his first start since the Ryder Cup; he's finished eighth or better in six of last 10 worldwide starts

• Has six finishes of eighth or better over his last 10 starts around the world.

• Has three top-25 finishes in his three career starts in this tournament. Garcia has never recorded a round over par.

• With his win last season in Texas, he tied Seve Ballesteros’ total of nine career official PGA Tour victories:

Sergio Garcia: 9

Seve Ballesteros: 9

Jose Maria Olazabal: 6