Clarke Westwood Headline in Malaysia


2007 Maybank Malaysian OpenKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Last year, Charlie Wi won a weather-shortened tournament by one shot over two-time defending champion Thongchai Jaidee.
Wi had a 63 on Saturday, and the event was cancelled because of persistent lightning storms. Wi will be playing in California this weekend, not defending his title in Malaysia, but the field will feature plenty of top names nonetheless.
Ryder Cup teammates Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood will be joined by former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell as well as a host of Asian stars like Jaidee and Jeev Milkha Singh, the 2006 Asian Order of Merit champion and last year's winner at the Volvo China Open and the Volvo Masters.
While the event has been dominated in recent years by Asian-born players -- five of the last seven winners -- it has a history of international champions as well, including Westwood, the 1997 winner, and Vijay Singh, the 2001 champion.
The Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Next week is the Indonesian Open, which was won by Simon Dyson last year.
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