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Jorge Campillo

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 176

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In-form Jorge Campillo's long game has always been a little askew in the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.
After six years of quiet consistency the Spaniard has really turned it up a notch this season. In those half dozen campaigns he has never once been outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai but nor was he close to his current ranking of 11th. He's earned that with five top five finishes in his last seven starts. The first win remains elusive nonetheless and what hope of it coming on a big stage? He missed the cut on his first two visits to the West Course and has three times failed to do better than T40 since then. But he opened with a 68 for T3 before drifting in 2015 and was T5 at halfway in 2016 before recording T15. Hasn't topped 60% of green in regulation on the course since his debut. Would surely need to alter that to contend. May 23 - 7:06 AM

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Jorge Campillo ground out three wins on Saturday at the Belgian Knockout hosted by Rinkven International GC in Antwerp; he'll play Adrian Otaegui in an all-Spanish quarter-final on Sunday.

The Spaniard led the field through 36 holes of strokeplay and he has refused to let the good form fritter away in the head-to-head knockout stages. He defeated Ryan Evans in round one with level-par 35 nine holes (one birdie, one bogey), Christiaan Bezuidenhout in round two with 2-under-par 34 (two birdies), and then downed Richard McEvoy in an odd affair. Campillo opened with three bogeys in five holes and McEvoy himself had two. But the Spaniard responded with three birdies and one par, McEvoy could only manage the one birdie. 13th on this year's Race to Dubai, Campillo will seek his first win on the European Tour.
May 19 - 11:45 AM

It was a repeat performance for Jorge Campillo in round two of the Belgian Knockout at Rinkven International in Antwerp as he signed for a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to post the clubhouse lead of 8-under 134.

As in his opener, the Spaniard collected five birdies and dropped his only shot of the day at No. 10. That was actually his first hole today but he wiped it out with a red number at 11 and then added further circles at 16, 1, 2 and 4. The first goal this week is to finish in the top 64 who go through to contest the nine-hole weekend head-to-head strokeplay matches. A secondary aim is to be in the top 16 as, to reward their good play over the first two days, they go through to the last 32 if their last 64 match ends in a tie. In all other tied matches in the knockout rounds, the outcome is resolved by a hole-by-hole play-off on a designated play-off hole. So, all good for Campillo so far who could well secure top seeding. He's been one of the European Tour's most consistent players over the last few months with four top fives in his last six starts so will be confident he can shine over just nine holes too.
May 18 - 7:51 AM

In-form Jorge Campillo has been a leaderboard staple over the last few months and the Spaniard was at it again at the Belgian Knockout in Antwerp Thursday, hoisting up a 4-under-par 33-34=67 to end day one of the European Tour's newest event in a seven-way tie at the top.

The Spaniard has rewarded gamers with four top fives in his last six starts and he'll be seeking another, and hopefully an elusive first win at this level, after his latest strong effort. Campillo cruised to the turn in 33 after picking up shots on the par 4s at 1, 6 and 8. He gave one back at 10 but kicked on again with red circles at 13 and 16, the latter after driving just short of the green. Two closing pars meant he was part of a seven-way tie alongside Gavin Green, Nico Geyger, Matthew Baldwin, Thomas Detry, Ryan Evans and Jeff Winther. There's another six players just a shot back. Despite all his strong recent finishes, this is the first time Campillo has ended R1 in the top 10 since the China Open in April, 2017. Perhaps a fast start is all that is missing although, of course, this tournament switches to nine-hole head-to-head knockout strokeplay on the weekend so he'll have a different challenge than normal.
May 17 - 1:16 PM

Jorge Campillo's bid for a first European Tour win continues after he finished tied third at the Volvo China Open on 16-under 272, two back from winner Alexander Bjork, after a final-round 5-under-par 36-31=67.

Campillo now has six career top three finishes and, more recently, four top fives in his last six European Tour starts so the Spaniard has been a stud for fantasy managers even if the 'W' just won't come. Today at Topwin G&CC he was left to rue a slow start which left him too much to do. Starting the final lap just one back, the 31-year-old swallowed two bogeys in his first five holes (2 and 5) and, with birdies flying all around him, Campillo was getting left behind. Birdies at 4 and 8 meant he turned in even par but the World No. 95 woke up on the back nine and started it with a trio of birdies at 10, 11 and 12. His outside hopes suddenly took a huge leap as he drained his second for eagle-2 at 15 but a trio of closing pars left him two shy of Bjork. He was one of just two players to shoot all four rounds in the 60s this week and was ranked in the top 25 for all the main statistical categories (DD, DA, GIR, PA) so this goes down as a highly impressive display.
Apr 29 - 6:14 AM

In-form Jorge Campillo will have another chance to secure his first European Tour win after completing 54 holes of the Volvo China Open in 11-under 205, a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in Saturday's third round at Topwin G&CC in Beijing nudging him two spots up the board and to within a shot of joint-leaders Matt Wallace and Adrian Otaegui.

Campillo has a second, a T4 and a T5 in his last five starts so has been repeatedly knocking at the door in recent times. After rounds of 69 and 68, he started out today on the wrong foot with a bogey-5 at No. 1 but settled down with six pars. He got it going with red circles at 8 and 10 before stepping on the gas over the closing holes with gains at 15, 17 and 18. Campillo has hit just under 80% of greens in regulation so far and ranks in the top six for both putting categories, Putts Per Gir and Putts Per Round. Could it be his turn at last?
Apr 28 - 6:18 AM

Jorge Campillo is all set for another crack at securing a first European Tour title this weekend after backing up his opening 69 at the Volvo China Open with a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to move to 7-under 137 at the midpoint.

That strong second day at Topwin G&CC puts him T5 on the live leaderboard and just two strokes behind Matt Wallace, who has seven to play. Campillo has three top five finishes in his last five starts, a run which has moved him into the top 15 on the Race to Dubai. He continued his forward progress today with a pair of opening circles at 10 and 11 although his next deviation from par was a bogey at 18. The Spaniard made a charge with a hat-trick of birdies at 1, 2 and 3 and wiped out a second bogey of the day with birdie-2 at 6. He's going nicely again but one obvious source of frustration today was that Campillo played the par 5s in 1-over. He'll want to clean that up this weekend.
Apr 27 - 3:25 AM

In-form Jorge Campillo completed a strong week at his home Open de España with a closing 3-under-par 34-35=69, nudging two spots up the final leaderboard to tied fifth on 15-under 273.

That was five shots behind winner and compatriot Jon Rahm and made Campillo one of three home Spanish players to crack the top five. He needed to go super-low on Sunday to have any hope of snatching his first European Tour win and set out in ideal fashion with a trio of opening birdies. Campillo wasted that fast start with dropped shots at 4 and 6 before adding another circle at 7. He was quieter on the inward nine but, after trading a single birdie at 13 with a bogey at 14, Campillo climbed to T5 with a walk-off gain at 18. The win still won't come but this follows T4 in the Oman Open and second spot in the Maybank Championship so three top fives in four starts represent the most consistent spell of his career since he came on Tour in 2009.
Apr 15 - 12:34 PM

Jorge Campillo's superb start to the season continued with T4 in the NBO Oman Open, earned with a final round of 4-under-par 35-33=68 for 11-under 277, five swings back of the winner Joost Luiten at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat.

Through ten holes on Sunday the Spaniard was treading water having exchanged two birdies (at 3 and 8, the latter a chip-in) with dropped shots at 6 and 10. But he accelerated to the finish with an eagle-3 at the 543-yard par-5 12th followed by birdies at 13 and 15. He missed the cut in Hong Kong and Dubai, but this result sits alongside T12 in the South African Open, T14 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and T2 in the Maybank Championship, all good for a strong top ten presence in the Race to Dubai.
Feb 18 - 7:23 AM

Jorge Campillo claimed a fourth European Tour second place finish with his final round 4-under-par 34-34=68 coming up two short of Shubhankar Sharma's winning total on 19-under 269 in the Maybank Championship at Saujana G&CC.

The Spaniard's trophy cupboard remains bare yet this was further proof that he is a solid performer who will surely find the missing ingredient sooner or later. Indeed, this was among his finest performances with the winning line in sight and he started it in absolutely perfect fashion with an eagle-3 at the 534-yard par-5 first hole. The long holes were good to him all week on the front nine and he added birdie at No. 5 (he was 9-under on the first and fifth through the week). A bogey at the ninth stalled his bid as ahead of him Sharma burned up the course and through the first seven holes of the back nine Campillo failed to make any headway. Par breakers at 17 and 18 lifted him clear of the chasing pack but the winning chance had gone by then.
Feb 4 - 4:14 AM

Jorge Campillo is yet to win in 195 starts on the European Tour but he could put that right at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia after moving into a share of the lead after 54 holes thanks to a third-round bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66.

That flawless lap of Saujana G&CC put the Spaniard at 15-under 201 and tied for T1 with South African Dylan Frittelli, his playing partner on Saturday. On a cramped leaderboard, Khalin H Joshi and Berry Henson are a stroke back while the top 25 are covered by just four shots. Campillo got the ideal start with an eagle-3 at No. 1 and added red circles at 5 and 7 (tap-in) to be out in 32. Coming home, he added birdies at 13 and 16 and, for the second day running, kept a bogey off his card. "It was good," he said. "I played solid for most of the round. I had a few tough holes but I managed to make the putts so overall I played solid. It is a good day. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. It is a nice position to be and I’m excited."
Feb 3 - 3:15 AM

Jorge Campillo will look to get back on the form horse in the Maybank Championship at Saujana G&CC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A neat start to the year (T12 in South Africa, T14 in Abu Dhabi) was somewhat marred by a missed cut in Dubai, but that shouldn't be a major concern. It all fitted a pattern: The Spaniard is good at ticking off results which earn cards, but less sure in contention. Abu Dhabi was the third time he has been T2 or better at halfway. Every time he's shot 73+ to fall backwards and his one 54-hole stage T2 was followed by a 72 for T5. It makes him a conundrum for gamers, especially, perhaps, this week, given he was T4 in this event two years ago (at Templar Park) and then T55 at Saujana last year. That sample size of being timid in the heat of battle is small. Too much so? He's clearly got something about him.
Jan 31 - 6:08 AM

Jorge Campillo heads to this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates GC on the back of a pair of top 15s over the last fortnight.

The Spaniard shot three 70s and a Saturday 67 for T12 at the South African Open and then added T14 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to move up to 28th on the Race to Dubai. He was ranked 9th and 11th for greens in regulation respectively in those two events. And yet, Campillo still gives the impression he wilts when flying close to the sun. Last week in Abu Dhabi, he was second at halfway but could only manage 2-under on the weekend when the tournament reached the business end. He's 6-for-6 in this event, with T23 in 2014 and again last year his best two finishes. Campillo is certainly reliable but he struggles to land the big cheques.
Jan 24 - 6:53 AM

A pair of closing birdies gave Jorge Campillo the joint-lowest round of the week so far at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Spaniard completing an excellent bogey-free second lap of 8-under-par 33-31=64 to vault into solo second place and just one behind clubhouse leader Thomas Pieters.

On his way to 11-under 133, Campillo birdied all four par 5s on Friday, a stark contrast to his opening 69 when he didn't pick up a shot on any of the long holes. The 31-year-old, who is still looking for his first European Tour win, started his birdie charge with back-to-back gains at 2 and 3 before quietening with four pars. But from that point he ticked six of his final 11 holes (8, 10, 11, 14, 17 and 18) to pull to within a shot of the lead. He said: "I hit all of the fairways, a lot of greens and I make the putts that I have to make. It was a nice day to shoot low and I played good. I played good last week (T12 South African Open). Practising hard this winter and I'm glad the work is paying off."
Jan 19 - 5:12 AM

Jorge Campillo will look to build on a promising record in the UBS Hong Kong Open at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling this week.

A third visit for the Spaniard and it's not hard to see why. On debut in 2013 he struggled in round one with a 73 for T99, but bounced back with a 65 to make the cut and two 69s at the weekend, ending the tournament T24. Last year he opened with a 66 for T3 before adding 71-70-67 to finish T10. He is one of the quiet achievers on tour. In fact he embarking on a seventh straight season with a full European Tour card. He's played well in Asia (T2 2012 Avantha Masters at DLF, T4 2016 Maybank Championship at Royal Selangor) and tight tracks (T7 2016 Italian Open at GC Milano) so it's not entirely surprising he's enjoyed this venue.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 12:19:00 PM