Odds are pretty good that there will be no three-peat at the CIMB Classic come Sunday.
Two-time defending champion Justin Thomas is 10 shots behind leader Pat Perez going into the weekend at the TPC Kuala Lumpur.
The 41-year-old Perez, looking like golf’s ultimate late bloomer, is 13-under par after his second-round 65.
For J.T., however, it’s been a struggle in the Malaysian heat and humidity. Rounds of 70-71 have left him tied for 33rd in the 78-man, no cut field.
Player to watch over the final 36 is the amazing “X-man.”
Xander Schauffele, hottest player on the planet, is just that. With rounds of 65-67 in the books, he’s just a shot behind Perez and looking to start the season the way he ended last season.
The Rookie Of The Year finished third in the FedEx Cup and won the season-ending Tour Championship.