Lahiri to play in CIMB Classic Tournament

The CIMB Classic 2015, now in its sixth year, will feature a 78-player elite field, comprising 60 players from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and eight sponsor's exemptions. Leading the early commitments is a trio of players in the top-12 of the Official World Golf Ranking - Henrik Stenson (sixth), Garcia (10th) and Scott (12th).

Anirban Lahiri will spearhead the Indian challenge at the CIMB Golf challenge.   -  AP

Anirban Lahiri will spearhead the Indian challenge in a star-studded field, comprising the likes of Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia, in the CIMB Classic golf tournament from October 29 to November 1.

Leading the early commitments is a trio of players in the top-12 of the Official World Golf Ranking - Henrik Stenson (sixth), Garcia (10th) and Scott (12th).

Stenson, the winner of the 2013 FedExCup, will be making his debut the CIMB Classic for the first time. Garcia will play his third CIMB Classic after tying for second in 2014 while Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament champion, will make his second appearance at the CIMB Classic.

Ryan Moore, the CIMB Classic defending champion, will return to shoot for a third consecutive win. Other early commitments were also received from South Africa's Branden Grace, Australia's Marc Leishman, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, New Zealand's Danny Lee and India's Lahiri.

Also committed for the tournament are Americans Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker. Scott, Leishman, Grace, Matsuyama, Lee, Steven Bowditch, and Lahiri will be representing the International Team at the Presidents Cup while Walker, Reed and Chris Kirk will be representing Team USA.

The CIMB Classic 2015, now in its sixth year, will feature a 78-player elite field, comprising 60 players from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and eight sponsor's exemptions. The PGA TOUR player commitment deadline for the tournament is September 30.