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Camilo Villegas Birthday

Camilo Villegas was born on this day in 1982. He is a Colombian professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Tour.

Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia, and took up golf as a child. After claiming several different National Junior Championships in Colombia, Villegas, at the age of 16, became the first player in Colombian golf history to win the Amateur's Grand Slam in the same year: The National Junior Championship (stroke play), the National Junior Championship (match play), the National Amateur Championship, and the Colombian Open in the amateur category.

Villegas won his first PGA Tour title in September 2008, claiming 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 Ranking.

Villegas followed his BMW Championship win with a victory in The Tour Championship. 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 Ranking, and established him as the highest ranked golfer from South America. He finished the season 7th on the PGA Tour money list.

He has spent over 30 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking since 2008. In the 2009 Chevron World Challenge, Villegas made a very rare albatross.

In 2014, Villegas won the Wyndham Championship, his first win in more than four years. The victory earned him an invitation into the 2015 Masters Tournament and full status on the PGA Tour for two years.


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