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Camilo Villegas

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 160

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Playing this season on Past Champion status, sponsor invite and World No. 335 Camilo Villegas pieced together a 2-under-par 32-38=70 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open to conclude on 6-under 282, up two places to T10, his second top 10 this season in 13 starts, joining a P2 at The RSM Classic.
This was the 35-year-old's fifth VTO and first time completing 72 holes. His previous best was T77/MDF in 2014 (71-73-80). After kicking off in progressively better laps of 73-70, he fired a 69 on Moving Day, the second-best round on a blustery Saturday. The Florida alum began the final frame on 4-under (T12), four back of 54-hole leader and eventual champ Kevin Chappell but just two adrift of the overnight top 10. He exchanged birdie-3 at one with bogey-6 at two, and then connected four straight circles on holes 3-6 to turn 4-under. The Colombian stalled out from there, squaring the 10th and doubling the par-4 11th before a final birdie at 15. He mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, but if not already in on merit, his T10 will get him an exemption into the Wells Fargo in two weeks. Apr 23 - 8:15 PM

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Camilo Villegas looks to make the most out of a sponsor's exemption into this week's RBC Heritage, turning his attention to Harbour Town Golf Links.

Playing this season on Past Champions status, the four-time PGA TOUR winner is 5-for-11, sitting at 78th in the FedExCup standings. He's on good pace to regain his full status, but a sponsor invite this week will certainly help his cause, since every FedExCup Point matters in the end. The Colombian if 8-for-11 at this event, including a trio of top 10s (T7/2008, T5/2010, T9, 2013). After piecing together 32 top 10s from 2006 to 2011, Villegas has collected just four more top 25s in the six years since. His best years are clearly behind him, but the Florida Gator is still capable of popping up on the leaderboard every now and then.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 12 - 4:18 PM

Past champ and sponsor invite Camilo Villegas contests his 12th Honda Classic and checks in off a missed cut by one at last week's weather-plagued Genesis Open on 1-over 70-73=143, and a T24 at the Phoenix Open, the latter on a sponsor exemption.

The World No. 299 won his third (of four) TOUR titles here in 2010 and was a playoff loser in 2007 at the current venue's debut. Overall, he's 7-for-11 with five top 25s, including 16th/2015 and T14 last year (72-69-69-70). Playing this season out of the Past Champion category, he's 5-for-8 with two top 25s, one top 10. The latter was a big one, losing in a five-man playoff at The RSM Classic, his fourth career runner-up in a then-287 career starts and first top 10 since the 2014 Wyndham, his most recent TOUR title.
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Feb 22 - 2:56 PM

Playing this season out of the Past Champion category, World No. 424 Camilo Villegas orchestrated a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap his fifth appearance tied with four others on 17-under 265, and then lost on the third hole of sudden death to Mackenzie Hughes, who was the first- second- and third-round leader.

The four-time TOUR winner was looking for his first win since the 2014 Wyndham where he came from four back with 7-under 63 to win by one. He began the finale in a three-way T2 on 15-under, one back of Hughes. Playing out of the final threesome with eventual playoff combatants Hughes and Billy Horschel, the 34-year-old circled three birdies against one bogey on 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, canning a 6'1" come-backer for par on the 72nd hole. In extra time, which extended into Monday, he airmailed the green at the par-3 17th, used the flat stick to get on the surface, and then missed a six-footer for par. Villegas, who won the 2008 TOUR Championship in a playoff, drops to 1-2 in sudden death but does record his fourth career runner-up (287th career event) and first top 10 since the aforementioned win at the Wyndham 61 starts ago.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Camilo Villegas fired a 6-under-par 34-30=64 in the third round of The RSM Classic to reach the three-quarter mark on 15-under 197, climbing 16 places to T1 and assuming the clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Villegas' 64 in the low round of the day and is in a three-way T2, one back of 54-hole leader Mackenzie Hughes.

The 34-year-old, playing this season on Past Champion status, is making his fifth consecutive appearance with a best of T20 on debut in 2012. He arrived off a T26 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms and a T28 last week in Mexico on a sponsor exemption. The former Florida Gator kicked off with bogey-free 6-under 66 (Plantation Course) and chased with a four-birdie one-bogey 67 in R2 (Seaside Course). He opened his scoring today with a double bogey-5 at the third (3-putt from 10'3"), but then played his final 15 holes in 8-under, erasing bogey at the par-4 13th with NINE birdies, including a four-birdie train to finish. Villegas, who posted a gaudy 1.357 putts per GIR, converted seven of his nine par breakers from inside of 10 feet
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Camilo Villegas torched El Camaleón Golf Club with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 during round one of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, claiming the new clubhouse lead with play still in progress.

The Colombian is making his fourth straight appearance here at the OHL Classic, finishing T36 in his 2014 debut, missing the cut in the 2015 edition, and finding a T29 last year. Today was easily his best yet at El Camaleón, beating his previous low of 4-under 67. The scoring started off the tee for Villegas who split 11 (of 14) fairways to give himself good looks throughout the day. From there he peppered 14 greens and went 4-for-4 scrambling. DFS gamers will be happy to see his added in an eagle at the par-5 fifth to go along with a bogey-free round bonus. Villegas has a long way to go still this week but a big finish would go along way as he's currently playing on Past Champion status, making starts tougher to come by once 2017 rolls around.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Camilo Villegas kick-started his week at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a 6-under-par 34-32=66, grabbing a piece of the very early clubhouse lead.

The Colombian started on the back nine with birdies in five of his first six hole, swallowing one bogey along the way at the par-4 12th. Two of the five early birdies came on putts from 13-to-15 feet while three were from inside seven feet. Villegas would add three more lengthy birdie splashes on his inward nine, all three converted from outside 10 feet. Playing on Past Champion status, Villegas is hoping to make the most of any starts he can find. He's certainly off to a good start in his debut at the Country Club of Jackson.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Camilo Villegas looks to improve his status for the upcoming season as he turns his attention toward Atlantic Beach Country Club for this week's Web.com Tour Championship.

The Florida Gator finished the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season ranked 152nd in the FedExCup standings. He can dig into Past Champion status for the 2016-17 campaign, but starts would be hard to come by playing out of that category. Instead, Villegas is hoping for a big finish to the Web.com Tour Finals to vault him inside The Finals 25. So far, he's posted MC-MC-T34 to find himself 72nd in the WCT Finals rankings. The four-time PGA TOUR winner will be one of the most experienced golfers in the field this week, but he'll need to put that experience to good use if he wants to earn back his PGA TOUR card.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Camilio Villegas hoisted the hardware at the 2014 Wyndham Championship and returns this week for another crack at Sedgefield Country Club.

With Davis Love III sidelined with a hip injury, Villegas is the latest in the field to win at this week's venue. In 2014 he opened and closed the week with 7-under 63s with rounds of 69 and 68 sandwiched in-between. That was the Colombian's fourth PGA TOUR win, and second victory on a Donald Ross design (2008 TOUR Championship at East Lake). This week, Villegas enters in 150th position on the FedExCup standings and 158th on the money list, in need of a big week if he wants to retain his PGA TOUR status for the 2016-17 season.
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Tue, Aug 16, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Due to inclement weather in the area, the horn was sounded at 11:38 a.m. CT. to suspend round one play at the John Deere Classic. Golfers were removed from the course, meaning this will likely last at least an hour. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 3:08 p.m. CT, which would put the delay at 3 hours, 30 minutes.

Prior to the storm arriving at TPC Deere Run, Camilio Villegas opened his week with four birdies and one bogey over his first 12 holes. As the horn sounded, he was standing over a 10-foot birdie attempt. The Colombian notably withdrew from the Rio Olympic Games to focus on keeping his PGA TOUR status. The exemption for his 2014 Wyndham Championship win expires at the end of this season, and he currently ranks 146th in the FedExCup race.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Camilo Villegas withdrew during round two of the Barbasol Championship, he was 4-over at the time and cited a wrist injury as the culprit for the WD. UPDATE: Villegas returned to action on July 21st at the RBC Canadian Open and shot a first-round 2-over-par 39-35=74.

Villegas opened his week with a one birdie, two bogey effort on Thursday. That would have been alright if he was facing off against Royal Troon, but Grand National's Lake Course was yielding a field average score of -0.67 under par during round one. Today, he started the day with a three-hole bogey train before the withdraw. At 141st in the FedExCup standings, this would be an inopportune time to suffer an injury setback. There is no word on the severity at this time but regardless of the severity, he will likely tee it up the next chance he gets, as he fights to retain his PGA TOUR status. His exemption from winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship runs out at the end of this season, so he can no longer lean on that conduit.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Camilo Villegas vaulted up the leaderboard with 14 points during the opening round of the Barracuda Championship, signing for a bogey-free, 6-under-par 30-35=65 to sit one point off the early pacesetter Martin Laird.

The Colombian opened the week outside the FedExCup Playoff bubble at 142nd in the standings. A good week would go a long way and he's off to a good start so far. Villegas split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation. That steady ball-striking was crucial in keeping his card blemish-free, but it was the flat stick that yielded all the scoring. Villegas needed just 24 putts to make his way around Montrêux Golf and Country Club, converting three times from outside 11 feet. He also holed out from off the green (78 feet) for birdie at the par-4 fifth hole. This marks his seventh career round at Montrêux, and easily the best on his resume (69/R3 2013).
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Camilo Villegas was a magician on and around the greens en route to a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during the opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

The Colombian hosted a putting clinic today, splashing home seven putts from outside six feet, three of those from outside 19 feet. Most notable was a three-pack of putts that totaled 82'9", starting at the par-3 seventh hole, all landing in the bottom of the cup for birdies. He walked off the course gaining 5.10 strokes with the putter. In addition to the remarkable putting, he also holed out from the rough (27'9") for birdie at the par-3 13th hole. Villegas entered the week with a 2-for-7 record at the Quicken Loans National, but this kind of display of short game prowess will quickly erase any past course or tournament history. Gamers should not expect a repeat of this putting performance, but Villegas has now given himself a nice cushion to open the week.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Camilo Villegas finds himself in the middle of a slump ahead of this week's Memorial, his 10th appearance at the event.

Villegas has finished outside the top 50 in six of his last seven starts heading into the week. That puts him at 137th in the FedExCup race, which wouldn't qualify him for the playoffs if they were to begin today. He should pick up some extra points this week though, as he's 8-for-9 at Muirfield Village, perfect since missing the cut in his 2006 debut. Despite the eight paychecks, he's never finished better than T28 here. The culprit appears to be the weekend course setup as his pre-cut scoring average is 0.87 strokes better than his weekend average at Memorial.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, May 31, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Camilo Villegas returns to Harbour Town Golf Links for an 11th start at this week's RBC Heritage.

The Colombian arrives with a trio of top 10s on his Heritage resume. He can really thrive here when his game is on. He also sports a missed cut and two WDs during that 10-start history. More recently, he's made the cut in four of his last five after opening the season with a 3-for-8 record. He's finding form and also teeing it up at a comfortable venue, making him a nice off-the-radar sleeper this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 09:06:00 AM