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Camilo Villegas

Camilo Villegas Biography

Camilo Villegas
Player Name
Camilo Villegas
Points
99
Earnings
$142,173.00
Ranking
62
Scoring Average
70.1
Rounds
12
Strokes
255
Events Played
3
Country
Colombia

Camilo Villegas Biography

Camilo Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia on 7th January 1982. At the age of 16 he became the first player in Colombian golf history to win the Amateur's Grand Slam. In 2001, he became only the second player to win the Colombian Open as an amateur. His success in Colombian golf throughout the 1990s earned him the distinction of "Player of the Decade" issued by the Colombian Golf Federation.

Villegas received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for Florida Gators golf team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition from 2001 to 2004. As a freshman in 2001, Villegas was a member of the Gators' 2001 NCAA championship team. During his college golf career, he was a four-time All-American, the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year in 2001, and SEC Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004. Villegas graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004 before turning professional in the same year.

Villegas began playing on the PGA Tour in 2004 and earned his PGA Tour card just before the 2006 season. He enjoyed a successful start to his 2006 rookie year on tour, with two second place finishes and a third place at The Players Championship. He missed making the 2006 Masters Tournament in his rookie year by a single position on the Official PGA Tour Money List after coming eleventh. However, he made his first Masters' appearance in 2007 by finishing in the top 40 of the Official PGA Tour Money List for 2006. He qualified for the 2008 Masters through his exceptional play during the inaugural FedEx Cup playoff system and three straight top 10 finishes. He entered the FedEx Cup playoffs in 52nd place and improved to 28th place through his play in the first three events, thus qualifying for the 30-man field at The Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, where he finished in the top 10 for the third straight week and finished 24th on the FedEx Cup points list.

In 2006 Camilo signed an endorsement deal with Red Bull, and has represented the energy drink company since then as their sole PGA Tour golf athlete.

Villegas won his second professional event at the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic on the Japan Golf Tour in September 2007. The following year he won his third professional event at the TELUS Skins Game where he defeated a field that included Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie, Mike Weir and "Mr. Skins", Fred Couples. In the same year (2008) he recorded a record-breaking second round in the 2008 Open Championship. He shot 65, which was the lowest score for any Open Championship second round at Royal Birkdale. He started off with two bogeys but ended with five consecutive birdies which put him at 5 under for his round.

Villegas won his first PGA Tour title in September 2008, winning the BMW Championship by two shots over Dudley Hart. For the last 44 holes of the tournament, Villegas did not three putt, one-putting 27 of those last 44 holes. This victory took him to a career high of 18th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He followed his BMW Championship win with a victory in The Tour Championship where he beat Sergio García in a playoff, having trailed by five shots going into the final round. The win took Villegas to number seven in the Official World Golf Rankings and established him as the highest ranked golfer from South America. He finished the season 7th on the PGA Tour money list.

In late 2008 Villegas joined the European Tour, making his first European Tour appearance at the 2008 HSBC Champions, the first tournament of the 2009 season. However he will continue to play predominately in the United States. He had no victories in 2009 but had five top-10 finishes and ended the season ranked 45th on the PGA Tour money list and in the top 30 of the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

In 2009, at the Chevron World Challenge, Villegas made a very rare albatross on a 568 yard par 5, firing a 262 yard second shot into the hole.

In March 2010, Villegas earned his third victory on the PGA Tour, winning The Honda Classic by five strokes over Anthony Kim.

Camilo Villegas Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 FBR Open 73 $11,773.00 5
26/01/2012 - 29/01/2012 Buick Invitational 22 $57,600.00 -8
19/01/2012 - 22/01/2012 Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer 19 $72,800.00 -16
17/11/2011 - 20/11/2011 Iskandar Johor Open 66 $3,056.55 -1
10/11/2011 - 14/11/2011 Barclays Singapore Open $0.00 0
15/09/2011 - 18/09/2011 BMW Championship 6 $278,000.00 -6
02/09/2011 - 05/09/2011 Deutsche Bank Championship 25 $61,066.67 -6
25/08/2011 - 27/08/2011 The Barclays 6 $259,000.00 -14
18/08/2011 - 21/08/2011 Wyndham Championship 9 $140,400.00 -12
11/08/2011 - 14/08/2011 PGA Championship $0.00 0
28/07/2011 - 31/07/2011 The Greenbrier Classic 71 $11,820.00 5
21/07/2011 - 24/07/2011 RBC Canadian Open $0.00 0
14/07/2011 - 17/07/2011 The Open Championship $0.00 0
30/06/2011 - 03/07/2011 AT&T National $0.00 0
16/06/2011 - 19/06/2011 U.S. Open $0.00 0
09/06/2011 - 12/06/2011 Stanford St. Jude Championship 3 $252,560.00 -8
02/06/2011 - 05/06/2011 Memorial Tournament 30 $36,845.72 -3
12/05/2011 - 15/05/2011 The PLAYERS Championship $0.00 0
05/05/2011 - 08/05/2011 Wachovia Championship $0.00 0
28/04/2011 - 01/05/2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans 46 $17,740.80 -3
21/04/2011 - 24/04/2011 Verizon Heritage 36 $23,968.50 -3
07/04/2011 - 10/04/2011 The Masters 49 $21,920.00 6
24/03/2011 - 27/03/2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational $0.00 0
10/03/2011 - 13/03/2011 WGC-CA Championship 35 $65,500.00 -1
03/03/2011 - 06/03/2011 Honda Classic $0.00 0
23/02/2011 - 27/02/2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 33 $45,000.00 0
03/02/2011 - 07/02/2011 FBR Open $0.00 0
27/01/2011 - 30/01/2011 Buick Invitational 44 $18,096.00 -1
13/01/2011 - 16/01/2011 Sony Open in Hawaii $0.00 0
06/01/2011 - 09/01/2011 Mercedes-Benz Championship $0.00 0
04/11/2010 - 07/11/2010 WGC - HSBC Champions 51 $27,417.00 4
23/09/2010 - 26/09/2010 THE TOUR Championship 9 $208,125.00 -1
09/09/2010 - 12/09/2010 BMW Championship 11 $180,000.00 -3
03/09/2010 - 06/09/2010 Deutsche Bank Championship 61 $16,125.00 0
26/08/2010 - 29/08/2010 The Barclays 64 $15,675.00 3
12/08/2010 - 15/08/2010 PGA Championship 8 $210,000.00 -8
05/08/2010 - 08/08/2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 71 $37,750.00 11
22/07/2010 - 25/07/2010 RBC Canadian Open 65 $10,608.00 -1
15/07/2010 - 18/07/2010 The Open Championship 44 $26,303.86 0
08/07/2010 - 11/07/2010 Barclays Scottish Open 45 $18,769.92 6
17/06/2010 - 20/06/2010 U.S. Open 70 $14,921.00 18
10/06/2010 - 13/06/2010 Stanford St. Jude Championship 8 $156,800.00 -6
03/06/2010 - 06/06/2010 Memorial Tournament 28 $40,800.00 -3
06/05/2010 - 09/05/2010 The PLAYERS Championship $0.00 0
29/04/2010 - 02/05/2010 Wachovia Championship 57 $14,365.00 4
15/04/2010 - 18/04/2010 Verizon Heritage 5 $208,050.00 -9
08/04/2010 - 11/04/2010 The Masters 38 $34,500.00 6
25/03/2010 - 28/03/2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational $0.00 0
11/03/2010 - 14/03/2010 WGC-CA Championship 16 $97,500.00 -7
04/03/2010 - 07/03/2010 Honda Classic 1 $1,008,000.00 -13
25/02/2010 - 28/02/2010 FBR Open 8 $156,000.00 -11
17/02/2010 - 21/02/2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 3 $600,000.00 0
28/01/2010 - 31/01/2010 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 9 $33,264.99 -6
21/01/2010 - 24/01/2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 19 $18,300.00 -11
19/11/2009 - 22/11/2009 Dubai World Championship 16 $67,783.09 -7
05/11/2009 - 08/11/2009 WGC - HSBC Champions 25 $41,276.06 -6
29/10/2009 - 01/11/2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship 5 $107,575.00 0
08/10/2009 - 11/10/2009 The Presidents Cup $0.00 0
10/09/2009 - 13/09/2009 BMW Championship 8 $225,000.00 -5
04/09/2009 - 07/09/2009 Deutsche Bank Championship 61 $15,975.00 0
27/08/2009 - 30/08/2009 The Barclays $0.00 0
13/08/2009 - 16/08/2009 PGA Championship 51 $16,260.00 7
06/08/2009 - 09/08/2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 36 $60,000.00 2
23/07/2009 - 26/07/2009 RBC Canadian Open 24 $40,362.85 -10
16/07/2009 - 19/07/2009 The Open Championship 13 $82,866.00 2
09/07/2009 - 12/07/2009 Barclays Scottish Open 20 $39,348.77 -5
18/06/2009 - 22/06/2009 U.S. Open 33 $47,404.00 7
11/06/2009 - 14/06/2009 Stanford St. Jude Championship 29 $32,648.00 -4
04/06/2009 - 07/06/2009 Memorial Tournament 34 $33,150.00 1
07/05/2009 - 10/05/2009 The PLAYERS Championship 14 $147,250.00 -3
30/04/2009 - 03/05/2009 Wachovia Championship 22 $58,592.86 -5
16/04/2009 - 19/04/2009 Verizon Heritage 37 $22,230.00 -1
09/04/2009 - 12/04/2009 The Masters 13 $150,000.00 -6
02/04/2009 - 05/04/2009 Shell Houston Open 42 $18,842.58 -2
12/03/2009 - 15/03/2009 WGC-CA Championship 5 $275,000.00 -13
05/03/2009 - 08/03/2009 Honda Classic $0.00 0
25/02/2009 - 01/03/2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 9 $140,000.00 0
19/02/2009 - 22/02/2009 Johnnie Walker Classic $0.00 0
05/02/2009 - 08/02/2009 Buick Invitational 3 $307,400.00 -9
29/01/2009 - 01/02/2009 FBR Open $0.00 0
08/01/2009 - 11/01/2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship 12 $132,000.00 -12
06/11/2008 - 09/11/2008 HSBC Champions Tournament 20 $44,956.27 -3
23/10/2008 - 26/10/2008 Castello Masters 24 $20,200.00 -8
25/09/2008 - 28/09/2008 THE TOUR Championship 1 $1,260,000.00 -7
04/09/2008 - 07/09/2008 BMW Championship 1 $1,260,000.00 -15
29/08/2008 - 01/09/2008 Deutsche Bank Championship 3 $406,000.00 -14
21/08/2008 - 24/08/2008 The Barclays $0.00 0
07/08/2008 - 10/08/2008 PGA Championship 4 $330,000.00 1
24/07/2008 - 27/07/2008 RBC Canadian Open 53 $11,575.00 -1
17/07/2008 - 20/07/2008 The Open Championship 39 $33,267.00 16
03/07/2008 - 06/07/2008 AT&T National 36 $26,438.50 -2
12/06/2008 - 16/06/2008 U.S. Open 9 $160,769.00 4
05/06/2008 - 08/06/2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship 18 $75,600.00 1
15/05/2008 - 18/05/2008 AT&T Classic 3 $374,000.00 -14
08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008 The PLAYERS Championship 66 $19,570.00 12
01/05/2008 - 04/05/2008 Wachovia Championship 55 $14,336.00 3
17/04/2008 - 20/04/2008 Verizon Heritage 7 $160,050.00 -8
10/04/2008 - 13/04/2008 The Masters 63 $0.00 0
20/03/2008 - 24/03/2008 WGC-CA Championship 26 $66,500.00 -7
13/03/2008 - 16/03/2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational 44 $19,720.00 2
28/02/2008 - 02/03/2008 Honda Classic 24 $44,550.00 2
20/02/2008 - 24/02/2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 33 $40,000.00 0
14/02/2008 - 17/02/2008 Northern Trust Open $0.00 0
31/01/2008 - 03/02/2008 FBR Open 34 $28,400.00 -5
24/01/2008 - 27/01/2008 Buick Invitational 13 $91,866.66 -3

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