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Thomas grouped with Perez, Moore in Malaysia

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Among them, they've won this tournament each of the past five years, and this week in Malaysia they'll share a single tee time. Here's a look at some of the marquee, early-round tee times for the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, where defending champ Pat Perez, former world No. 1 Justin Thomas and Ryan Moore headline a 78-man field (all times ET):

8:40 p.m. Wednesday, 9:40 p.m. Thursday: Kevin Tway, Billy Horschel, Si Woo Kim

Tway is quickly back to work after bagging his first career victory at the Safeway Open on Sunday. He'll play the first two rounds as a PGA Tour winner with Horschel, who finished T-3 or better in each of the three playoff events he played. Rounding out the group will be Kim, who hasn't played since a T-41 finish at the BMW Championship.


8:50 p.m. Wednesday, 9:50 p.m. Thursday: Pat Perez, Justin Thomas, Ryan Moore

This is a group that will have plenty of positive memories to share about TPC Kuala Lumpur, as Perez returns to defend the title he won a year ago. Thomas won the two years before that and will be making his first start of the new wraparound season, while Moore went back-to-back in 2013-14 and will hope to improve upon his playoff loss last week in Napa.


9:40 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Keegan Bradley, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland

Bradley is the only player who won a playoff event in this week's field, and he'll play the first two rounds with two other winners from the 2018 season. Na broke a lengthy victory drought at The Greenbrier in July, while Woodland captured the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February en route to a Tour Championship appearance.


9:50 p.m. Wednesday, 8:40 p.m. Thursday: Brandt Snedeker, Paul Casey, Marc Leishman

Snedeker appeared on cruise control at last week's Safeway Open before a back-nine collapse led to a bittersweet runner-up finish. He'll look to bounce back in Malaysia while playing alongside Casey, making his return to competition after a week to soak up Europe's Ryder Cup win, and Leishman, who finished T-21 at the Tour Championship last month.