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

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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

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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

Camilo Villegas crafted a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in today's opening round of The Barclays, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead with Bubba Watson and Spencer Levin.

Villegas is one of three to qualify for the Playoffs without the benefit of a top 10. (John Peterson and John Huh are the others.) The Colombian placed no better than 16th at The Honda Classic, which is also his best result since winning the 2014 Wyndham Championship. He's fresh off a T26 in his title defense at Sedgefield. Today at Plainfield Country Club, Villegas went 6-for-13 in scoring chances with six birdies, including a conversion from 15'5" at the par-4 seventh hole. His only miscue occurred at the par-4 eighth where he settled for bogey, but he thwarted another with a par save from 19'10" at the par-4 fifth. At last check, the 33-year-old ranked inside the top 10 in both strokes-gained stats on the day.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 02:43:00 PM

Camilo Villegas arrives at this week's Barclays ranked 124th in the FedExCup standings.

Villegas put together a clutch T26 at last week's Wyndham Championship to sneak into the postseason. He's just 14-for-25 on the season, sprinkling in just enough top 25s (5) to make this week's field. The Colombian ranks 106th in strokes gained entering the week. He will need a very strong week at Plainfield Country Club in order to advance onto TPC Boston.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Camilo Villegas concluded his title defense with a final-round, 2-under-par 34-34=68 to wrap his sixth appearance at 10-under 270, currently T27 on the live leaderboard.

Villegas entered the week outside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings (No. 129). Via his win at the 2014 Wyndham, he's already exempt on TOUR thru 2015-16, so this week was about making the FEC Playoffs. Villegas began the day at 8-under (T27) and seven back after opening in 66-69-67. On his round, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and missed a whopping eight greens in regulation. Two of those misses came at Nos. 4 and 9, subsequently missing par putts from 6'7" and 5'9", respectively. The last came at the par-4 finisher which resulted in his third bogey, missing this time from 7'9". The 33-year-old mustered five birdies on the card at Nos. 1, 2, 5, 11 and 15, including a 38-footer at the 11th and a 25-footer at the par-4 second. With play still in progress, he's projected No. 122 in FEC points.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Camilo Villegas opened his title defense of the Wyndham Championship with a 4-under-par 31-35=66 and sits four strokes off the pace of clubhouse co-leaders William McGirt and Erik Compton.

Villegas hasn't logged a top 10 since his victory at Sedgefield last year. As a result, it's not surprising that he's 129th in the FedExCup standings. However, he pretty much picked up with he left off, going 5-for-15 in scoring chances with five birdies, all on his first 10 holes. The set was highlighted by conversions from 18'3" and 27'11" at Nos. 2 and 7, respectively.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Camilo Villegas lifted the 2014 Wyndham Championship trophy and returns this week for a chance to defend his title.

The Colombian is treading water ahead of this week, playing the weekend in just 13-of-24 starts this season. That puts him in a put up or shut up situation this week at Sedgefield Country Club. Villegas currently ranks 129th in the FedExCup standings, and will need a strong finish to jump up at least four spots and secure a spot in the FEC Playoffs. Motivation can be a powerful tool, and we know he likes this track. Gamers should give Villegas a serious look this week as a second or third-tier option.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Camilo Villegas polished off the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-34=65 in today's final round.

He missed only two (of 14) fairways and went 6-for-6 in scrambling at Firestone today, thus providing evidence to the contenders that there's a low number to be had in pursuit of the $1.57-million first prize. Of course, he won't be collecting that as he finished at even-par 280 and sits outside the top 20 at of this moment, but the Colombian will make the trip to Whistling Straits with a shot of confidence. He buried five birdies today, four of which from outside 13 feet, including gems of 33'4" and 35'4" at Nos. 7 and 14, respectively. At last check, both of his strokes-gained stats for the round sat at 3.250 or better.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 02:03:00 PM