This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.
The PGA Tour moves to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic this week, where Justin Thomas is the defending champion.
This is a weird field in that it's a PGA Tour event yet also limited field with several Asian Tour members mixed in, but it does have a nice overall feel. It is led by Thomas, who is a pick this week not only for his experience but for his play in Napa.
Thomas finished eighth, making runs on Saturday and Sunday toward the lead but not able to make quite enough birdies to close in on eventual winner Brendan Steele. For the week he ranked fifth in SG-approach-to-the-green and 22nd in SG-putting.
Also, a pick who showed good form last week includes Paul Casey, who finished T3, ranking 13th in SG-approach-to-the-green, third in SG-around-the-green, 29th in SG-putting and first in SG-tee-to-green, and is bound to win before 2016 is over. His game is really solid top to bottom.
Tony Finau told Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte he's working with Jason Day on the mental side of things – namely becoming more consistent – which can't be a bad thing. He tied for 26th and ranked fifth in SG-off-the-tee and eighth in SG-around-the0green, showing his driving prowess but also his short game touch. With advice from the best we wouldn't be surprised to see Finau get his second win in the 2016-17 season.
And finally, Scott Piercy tied for third, finishing seventh in SG-off-the-tee, 11th in SG-approach-to-the-green and 18th in