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Camilo Villegas

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 160

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Camilo Villegas continues his string of pre-tournament withdraws as he takes a pass on this week's PLAYERS Championship.
Villegas posted three straight missed cuts before pre-tournament WDs at the RBC Heritage, Valero Texas Open, and the Wells Fargo Championship. The Florida Gator cited a shoulder injury when backing out of the RBC Heritage. Given the massive $10.5 Million prize pool up for grabs at TPC Sawgrass, this is a less-than-ideal week to have to skip. Season-long gamers can safely cut ties with the 37-year-old if they were hoping for a quick and speedy return to action. May 7 - 4:42 PM

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Camilo Villegas continues to struggle with a shoulder injury, withdrawing from this week's Wells Fargo Championship on Monday morning. Chris Paisley has slotted into the field list in his place.

Villegas cited a shoulder injury when he was a pre-tournament WD at the RBC Heritage. He then replicated that action at the Valero Texas Open and this makes it a three-pack. The Colombian ranks just 171st in the FedExCup race so these are crucial events he's missing. Gamers should remove him from all lineups and take the wait-and-see approach before re-investing in future events.
Apr 30 - 5:12 PM

For the second straight week, Camilo Villegas has withdrawn prior to the start of the event, this time taking a pass on the Valero Texas Open. First alternate, Cameron Percy, will take his spot in the field.

Villegas cited a shoulder injury when he withdrew ahead of last week's RBC Heritage. He remained committed to the Valero Texas Open until Tuesday afternoon so he must be somewhat close to a return, or else he was just lazy and didn't WD until then. Either way, gamers should remove Villegas from their weekly lineups and take a wait-and-see approach before reinvesting in the 36-year-old Colombian.
Apr 17 - 8:35 PM

Camilo Villegas has withdrawn prior to the start of this week's RBC Heritage, citing a shoulder injury. Keith Mitchell will take his spot in the field thanks to his top 10 at the Shell Houston Open.

Villegas entered on the heels of three straight missed cuts so we can't rule out that the shoulder has been nagging him recently. The Colombian has been a regular at this event since 2006, going 8-for-12 here with a trio of top 10s. Currently 159th in the FedExCup race, Villegas will need to turn on the gas soon if he wants to maintain his status for next season. Gamers should make sure they remove Villegas from any weekly lineups.
Apr 11 - 4:31 PM

Camilo Villegas soared up the leaderboard in round two of The Honda Classic, piecing together a 3-under-par 33-34=67, good for the second-best round of the day, climbing across the cut line with a two-day tally of 3-over 143.

Villegas opened his day with four straight birdie looks from inside 20 feet. He converted the last one, knocking in a 14'2" birdie at the fourth hole. The steady striking continued throughout the round, gaining 2.123 strokes on approach today, an improvement of 4.234 strokes over R1. While the irons were dialed in, it was all set up by his 13-of-14 fairways hit. The Colombian improved nine shots, round-over-round and will now get two more tee times at PGA National's Champion Course. It will be tough to replicate the precision shown today, but this is certainly a promising sign for Villegas' 2018 outlook.
Feb 23 - 6:36 PM

World No. 378 Camilo Villegas battles TPC Scottsdale for a 12th time and arrives off a 77th- and last-place finish at the Farmers after progressively worse rounds of 71-72-75-81. UPDATE: Villegas finished T57 on 1-under 283 (70-71-71-71).

The 36-year-old debuted a T2 at TPC Scottsdale in 2006 but has just one other top 10 (T8/2010) in his last 10 visits. The T8 in 2010 is significant however, in that it began with a still-career-low 9-under 62 (1,012 career rounds). Since the renovation of the Stadium Course (effective 2015), he's missed two cuts and posted a T24 last year (71-68-65-71). The Florida alum, who finished 96th in the FedExCup standings last season, is 6-for-8 in 2017-18 with one top 25 (T17, no-cut CIMB). He's a 4-time TOUR winner in 317 career events, most recently the 2014 Wyndham 90 starts ago, and his last top 10 was a T10 at the 2017 Valero last April.
Jan 31 - 4:49 PM

Camilo Villegas vaulted up the leaderboard in round one of THE NORTHERN TRUST, twirling a 4-under-par 34-32=66 to sit two strokes off the early pacesetter, Russell Henley.

Villegas started his week on the back nine and circled his first birdie at the par-4 11th, dropping one in from just inside 12 feet. That would be the theme of the day, as he would convert on six putts from outside nine feet before his day was done (+3.811 strokes gained putting). The ball-striking was nothing to write home about, except for his approach shot at the par-4 18th which he holed out from 161 yards for an unconventional eagle. At 98th in the FedExCup standings, Villegas will need to keep a steady pace for three more days if he wants to remain inside the top 100 to advance onto next week's Dell Technologies Championship.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 02:10:00 PM

Camilo Villegas finished 25 holes at 7-over before withdrawing from this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. There is no injury cited at the time. UPDATE: Villegas returned to action at the Memorial Tournament, posting rounds of 74-68-75-77=294 (+6), good for a T63.

Villegas opened his week with a 5-over-par 37-38=75 that included just one birdie. The 35-year-old missed two putts from inside six feet along the way. He kicked off his second round on the back nine and kept the short-range misses coming. He missed putts from 5'4", 7'4", and 4'3" over his opening seven holes. Then at the par-4 17th he found water off the tee and later missed two putts from inside five feet. That was the last we saw of Villegas. There was no injury cited at the time of WD, but given the play-by-play directly before the WD, there is a decent chance this is a "frustation WD".
Fri, May 26, 2017 12:29:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 08:15:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 04:18:00 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.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 02:56:00 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