VILLEGAS Camilo

Camilo VILLEGAS

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Biography

ResidenceJupiter, Florida, USA
Date of Birth:07/01/1982
Place of BirthMedellin, Colombia
Height & Weight5ft 9¾in 11st 4lbs (175cm 72kg)
InterestsMusic, cycling, fitness, fashion
Web Sitewww.imgworld.com
Turned Pro2004
Qualifying School

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Biography

Won his fourth US PGA Tour title, and his first since 2010, at the 2014 Wyndham Championship, thanks to a seven under par final round 63. A 17 under par total giving the Colombian a one-stroke win and ending his four-and-a-half year wait for a title. Was ranked as high as 12th in the world when he made the 2010 Honda Classic his third PGA Tour title and entered the FedExCup Playoffs with great momentum. But before his win at the Wyndham Championship, had dropped down to 254 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Had to go to Qualifying School in 2012, after a barren stretch had seen him post only two top-tens in a stretch of 73 events. That run was in stark contrast to his form in previous years, when he followed up his desire to be more of a world golfer by taking up Affiliate Membership of The European Tour in 2009, subsequently finishing the year in 30th position in the inaugural Race to Dubai. Played consistently throughout his first year, with his best performances reserved for the World Golf Championship-CA Championship, and the Volvo World Match Play Championship where he finished tied fifth. Came of age on the US PGA Tour at the end of the 2008 season with back to back victories in the BMW Championship at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri before, three weeks later, he captured The Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola at East Lake Golf Club in Georgia. Those two events were the final two counting events in the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Series, victories which clinched second place in the Series behind Fiji’s Vijay Singh. It also helped him move up to a career high of seventh on the Official World Golf Ranking. His popularity in his native Colombia caused Colombian TV to pick up 30 US PGA Tour golf broadcasts beginning in 2006. He also featured in the July 2006 issue of GQ which stated: "He's got a closet full of tight trousers, a set of boxer's biceps and more screaming female fans than Justin Timberlake." Was selected as one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors," in 2006. Was the only professional athlete chosen for the feature. In 2005, started using a low-to-the-ground crouching method to better read putts. Received the Order of San Carlos medal from Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in March 2009 in recognition of his contribution to his country.

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OWGR149
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 436,987 (2010)

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Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998, 00, 02 Professional World Cup 2006, 11 Presidents Cup 2009

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