Sharma, a two-time Asian Tour victor, now leads the Habitat for Humanity Standings with a season's haul of $608,494.
The CIMB Classic, contested at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, was the first Southeast Asian event ever sanctioned by the PGA TOUR. Paul Casey, who went 1-1-1 at the Ryder Cup, also had a fine first round and shot a 66 to match Thomas.
"It's like a dream come true".
He also won the Malaysian Open on the same golf course in 2015, his first win on the European Tour. The others are the in-form Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri - who has been here before and was T-3 in 2015 - and Rahil Gangjee, who did play on the Web.com Tour in the USA, but it is in Asia that he is making his PGA Tour debut.
American Pat Perez returns to Malaysia to defend the title he won at the US$7 million (RM28.7 million) CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPC KL) previous year. The course suits my style of play and I just played beautifully.
"It is such a pleasure to be here back in Malaysia again". I can't explain how it feels but it is such a good moment for me. "My career started here and it's nice to be back home again", said Kiradech. "The green is firmer and faster and there is lot of slope on the greens and I'm sure you're going to hole less putts", said Kiradech.
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"My goal is to be in the top 60 in the FedEx Cup standings, and keep the card as long as I can".
"Then I'm like, oh, maybe I'm not going to play". He is coming off a runner-up finish at the Safeway Open.
"I feel like with where my game is and how I'm trending and progressing, that's certainly within my reach". You have some of the best players in the world playing. I'm really happy that I'm part of this event and looking forward to it.
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Other stars competing in the event include 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel, Europe's Ryder Cup star Paul Casey, double CIMB Classic victor Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker, who together with Moore finished runner-up at the Safeway Open after losing to Tway in a playoff on Sunday. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and awesome moments.
Meanwhile, in South Korea, Lydia Ko has made a tidy start to the KEB Hana Bank Championship, sitting in a tie for 10th at two-under.