Justin Thomas completed a fairytale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory over closest rival Hideki Matsuyama.
The American did not match his record tournament score of 26-under 262 in 2015, but still finished with an impressive 23 under for only his second
"It's great to win again here. It's a place I'm comfortable with Hopefully I will be able to come back next year," said Thomas, who shot a 64 to match his first-day score.
Overnight leader Anirban Lahiri, who led the field by four shots into the final round, lost ground after a quadruple bogey on the third hole, after his tee shot went into a tree.
The Indian recovered admirably with a birdie and eagle in the next two holes, but the early setback meant he only settled in joint third with Derek Fathauer (67).