Likely — and understandably — while you were watching the inside of your eyelids on Wednesday night, the second event of the 2018-19 PGA Tour season kicked off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The CIMB Classic, the first leg of the PGA Tour’s wraparound season Asian Swing, began its broadcast at 11 p.m. EST on Golf Channel and the first ace of the season had already happened.
Competing at TPC Kuala Lumpur, Golf Channel came on the air by showing three different eagle hole-outs, including Danny Lee’s 9-iron from 150 yards on the par-3 4th hole.
Danny Lee just made the 1st hole-in-one of the 2018-19 Season, and third of his career on the @PGATOUR, with a 9-iron from 150 yards on the 4th hole at TPC Kuala Lumpur.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) October 11, 2018
But as mentioned, Lee wasn’t the only one finding the bottom of the cup early in the first round; both Paul Casey and Abraham Ancer holed out for eagles before the coverage even started.
Casey would go on to shoot 6-under par 66 and Ancer would fire a 5-under par 67.
As you’d expect with so many big birds being made in the early going, scores were low in Malaysia with two-time CIMB Classic winner Justin Thomas firing a 6-under par 66 was only good enough for a tie for sixth place. Bronson Burgoon set the Mayalsian capital on fire with a 9-under par 63 to take a one-stroke lead over Austin Cook.
Other notable names in the field playing well include Billy Horschel (-7), Louis Oosthuizen (-6), Ernie Els (-4) and last week’s winner, Kevin Tway (-2).
Here are full highlights from an exciting round one.