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Camilo Villegas

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 160

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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. Jun 23 - 3:25 PM

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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.
May 31 - 10:25 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.
Apr 13 - 9:06 AM

Camilo Villegas fired a 7-under-par 33-32=65 on day four of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 2-under 286, matching the low round of the week thus far with Jason Day (in round two), and Rory McIlroy (in round four).

Villegas was too far back for his 65 to matter, beginning his final frame in a three-way tie for DFL on 5-over 221 -- with Ryan Moore and Davis Love III. For Yahoo! gamers, it obviously does matter, but probably not as much as top-ranked McIlroy. The former Florida Gator circled nine birdies in the finale, including eight in a 10-hole stretch, and currently leads the field in that category with 22, but is T55 on the leaderboard. It's his second-best round of the season after 63/R1 Northern Trust.
Mar 20 - 1:53 PM

Overnight leader Camilo Villegas stumbled to a 3-over-par 39-35=74 on day two of the Northern Trust Open for a 36-hole aggregate of 5-under 137, down nine places on the live leaderboard to T10.

Villegas' opening 8-under 63 was easily a personal best in 11 career rounds at Riviera CC (previous best was 69) and was good for a three-shot advantage over three players. It was his 11th career 18-hole lead/co-lead (266th start) and twice prior, he's converted those into victories (2014 Wyndam and the 2008 BMW Championship). The Colombian is going to have his work cut out for him if he's going to make that a trio after coming in 11 strokes worse on day two. He circled nine par breakers in R1 but could muster only two on Friday, swallowed-up by three bogeys and a double bogey-6, all failed scrambles. The 34-year-old regressed to four (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation and after gaining 8.417 strokes on day one, plummeted to -2.863 in strokes gained: total in round two at the time he signed his card.
Feb 19 - 3:55 PM

Camilo Villegas lapped the field with an 8-under-par 31-32=63 in the first round of the Northern Trust Open, one shy of his career-low round.

Villegas entered the week on the heels of four straight cuts. To say this was a surprise would be an understatement. The Colombian was locked in today, ranking T31 in driving accuracy and T5 in greens hit. As a whole, his tee-to-green game was ranked first in the field when he walked off the course as he gained 5.855 strokes over the field in that regard. His putter wasn't completely dormant, though, as his four-hole birdie train that started on the par-4 fifth hole included three putts form outside 12 feet. Villegas had a chance for history as he stepped onto the ninth tee box needing a birdie to post a 61 and match the Riviera CC course record set by Ted Tryba back in the third round of the 1999 edition. Tryba followed it up with a 1-over 72 to finish T2 on the week.
Feb 18 - 8:07 PM

Camilo Villegas embarks on his 10th playing of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

Villegas' best in nine WMPO appearances was 10 years ago, posting a T2 in his 2006 tourney debut. He added a T8 in 2010 but his last four tries have yielded nothing better than T37/2014 with a missed cut (by seven) in 2015 (76-74) and a WD after a first-round 7-over 78 in 2011. The 34-year-old enters the week in poor form with three straight missed cuts, including by two strokes at last week's Farmers after rounds of 74-71.
Feb 3 - 2:21 PM

Camilo Villegas is in the last season of full-exempt status from his win at the 2013-14 Wyndham Championship which incidentally, is his last top-10 finish on TOUR, 35 starts ago.

The 33-year-old opened his 11th PGA TOUR season in CUT-T16-T29 and a T75/MDF at The RSM Classic, missing the 54-hole cut by one on rounds of 67-73-70. Two weeks ago, he teamed with Cameron Tringale to post a T5 (of 12 teams) at the unofficial Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 07:20:00 AM

Camilo Villegas lapped the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort in 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of The RSM Classic.

Villegas is 3-for-3 with a T20 here in 2012, so it's been a reliable TOUR stop. However, today's experience was his first in competition on the new co-host course, so the jury was out on if his comfort zone looped it in. Indeed, it did. He opened with a bogey-5 at the 10th hole, but rallied for six birdies, five of which in a six-hole stretch bridging the turn. He came to rest in a 13-way tie for 10th place two strokes off the overnight lead. Villegas will draw the Seaside Course for the rest of the week.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Camilo Villegas followed his opening 67 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round.

At 7-under 135, he's fives swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Villegas regressed tee-to-green today with seven (of 14) fairways hit and 13 greens in regulation, but he still picked off five birdies to compensate for another two bogeys. It's largely irrelevant to suggest that the Colombian might find comfort in speaking the native language of México, but he's still trending toward a personal-best finish in his third trip. He was just 1-for-2 at El Camaleón with a T36 in 2013 upon arrival.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Camilo Villegas lapped El Camaleón Golf Club in 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba before landing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

It's no secret that fairways and greens are usually premiums on the Greg Norman design in Playa del Carmen. Answering the bell, Villegas missed only one of the former (of 14) and two of the latter. The precision yielded six birdies, but he also squared two bogeys on his inward side, including a three-putt at the par-4 second. It's easy to forget that the Colombian won the 2014 Wyndham Championship, so he's already now in his second year of the exemption it rewarded. He already has a T16 in Vegas on the board, so Villegas is looking to pile on early.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Camilo Villegas competed 36 holes of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 6-under-par 67-69=136 and sits four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The 33-year-old Colombian has traded nine birdies with three bogeys at TPC Summerlin thus far. That's rather solid given he's missed 12 greens in regulation. Today's set of four birdies featured conversions from 22'4" and 16'2" at Nos. 4 and 8, respectively. He also poured in a four-yarder for birdie from the fringe at the par-4 15th hole. Villegas is still in pursuit of his first top-15 finish since winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship 14 months ago.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Camilo Villegas looks to get off the schneid at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

In three prior appearances at TPC Summerlin, Villegas has completed all four rounds once, which went for a T30 in 2012. He missed the cut in the 2013-14 edition and went T72/MDF last year on rounds of 70-70-70. The 33-year-old is exempt thru the end of this season via his win at the 2014 Wyndham Championship, his fourth on the PGA TOUR in 258 events, but he hasn't had a top-10 finish since, a span of 32 events. Last season, his 10th on TOUR, he played 27 events and the closest he came to a top 10 was solo 16th at The Honda Classic in March. The Colombian missed the cut last week at the by one.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:42:00 PM

For the third week in a row, Camilo Villegas looks to keep his FedExCup Playoffs alive, this time at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.

Villegas is one of eight players to move inside the top 100 in FEC points (from No. 123 to No. 99) at last week's Barclays where he rode a first-round, 5-under 65 to a T30, concluding in a lackluster 70-70-73. He did hole a 9'3" par putt on the 72nd hole however, to guarantee his top-100 finish. The week prior at the Wyndham Championship, he played his way into the postseason with a T26, jumping from 129th to 123rd in the standings. Villegas is 7-for-7 at the DBC (in the Playoffs era) with a cumulative total of 38-under-par at the par-71 TPC Boston. Two of the seven went for top 10s (T9/2007; T3/2008). In the five editions since 2008, he's cracked the top 25 once, barely, (T25/2012). The 33-year-old has five top 25s on the season (26 starts) but has yet to record a top 10. His season best is 16th at The Honda Classic back in March.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Overnight quad-leader Camilo Villegas followed his opening 65 at The Barclays with an even-par 37-33=70 in today's second round.

This was a round within a round within a round. Fast-forwarding to his back nine for a moment, Villegas jarred his 122-yard approach from the fairway for eagle at the par-4 10th hole. He chased it with birdies at 11 and 12, the former dropping in from 10'9". However, he played the other 15 holes in birdie-free 4-over with four bogeys, two of which via a three-putt. When he added it all up, he still found himself juts two shots off Bubba Watson's 36-hole lead.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 06:40:00 PM