“It’s going to be an honour” – Arie Irawan delighted with CIMB Classic slot

Malaysia’s second ranked golfer Arie Irawan has been given a spot in the CIMB Classic, following Danny Chia’s footsteps.

The 25 year-old Arie will make his first appearance this Thursday at the PGA Tour FedExCup event, held at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

Arie’s victory at a few tournaments earlier this month moved him into the top 10 of the Asian Tour’s order of merit, through which he will now qualify for the CIMB Classic.

“It is going to be an honour and I am blessed to be given the exemption to play at the CIMB Classic, and it is indeed one of the highlights of my career. This will be a whole new experience especially competing amongst the world’s top best golfers,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

For the first time in the competition, the CIMB Classic will feature three Malaysian players, with Ben Leong also earning his spot by winning the SapuraKencana National Qualifier in August.

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