American Ryan Moore successfully defended his CIMB Classic title at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as he finished with a final round 67 to claim a three-shot victory today..
Moore finished on 17-under, having started the day tied for the lead with fellow American Kevin Na at the co-sanctioned US PGA and Asian Tour event at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Moore grabbed eight birdies against three bogeys to sign for a five-under round of 67 which was enough to see off the challenge of Na who faltered down the back nine.
It was close down the stretch as Na held a one-shot lead over his playing partner after Moore bogeyed the 12th, but Na then instantly dropped a shot on the 13th.
As Moore picked up shots on 14, 15 and 17, Na double-bogeyed the 17th which cost him his chances of lifting the title, while Gary Woodland was in amongst it as three back-nine birdied put him on 15-under, but a bogey on the last saw his challenge drop away as Moore held his nerve down the stretch.

Late birdie

After a bogey on 16 the birdie on 17 was the key as he enjoyed his walk down the 18th safe in the knowledge he would be achieving the rare feat of retaining a title on the US PGA Tour.
"It's been a great week, I'm a little bit lost for words," Moore said. "To come back and defend a title, it's something I've never done before."
Na had to settle for a share of second place, thanks to a birdie on the last giving him a two-under round of 70 to put him alongside Woodland and Sergio Garcia.
Spaniard Garcia started the day a shot behind the lead and three front nine birdies kept him right in touch, but a double-bogey seven on the 10th hole put a huge dent to his challenge.
Garcia did pick up two more birdies to finish with a three-under 69 but it was another case of what might have been had it not been for that damaging seven.

Par 288 (4x72) Yardage 6,967
271 Ryan Moore (USA) 68-69-67-67.
274 Gary Woodland (USA) 71-70-66-67, Kevin Na (USA) 69-68-67-70, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 69-68-68-69.
276 Cameron Smith (AUS) 70-69-69-68, Bae Sang-moon (KOR) 71-68-68-69.
277 John Senden (AUS) 72-68-69-68.
278 Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 70-72-70-66, Davis Love III (USA) 68-71-71-68, Prom Meesawat (THA) 68-71-70-69, Angelo Que (PHI) 67-72-69-70, Billy Hurley III (USA) 67-67-71-73.
279 Jonas Blixt (SWE) 69-69-75-66, Danny Lee (NZL) 69-69-73-68, Brian Stuard (USA) 67-72-72-68, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72-65-74-68, Kevin Chappell (USA) 69-68-70-72, Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 70-73-65-71.
280 Scott Stallings (USA) 69-76-67-68, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 74-70-68-68.
281 Heath Slocum (USA) 71-73-70-67, Mike Weir (CAN) 73-68-72-68, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 70-70-72-69