CIMB Classic: Paul Casey one shot off lead after first round in Kuala Lumpur

Paul Casey

Paul Casey is looking for his first PGA Tour victory since 2009

England’s Paul Casey is one shot off the lead after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in the CIMB Classic first round.

Three Americans – defending champion Justin Thomas, Ryder Cup player Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer – share the lead on eight under in Kuala Lumpur.

Casey, 39, who has finished in the top four in his previous four tournaments, birdied four of the last five holes.

India’s Anirban Lahiri is fifth on six under, while Scot Russell Knox carded a 70 and England’s Ian Poulter a 71.