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Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas

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Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas

Camilo Villegas is one of Colombia’s most noted golfers. He began to play golf as a child, and has now won the South American championship twice. The Colombian Federation elected him as the golfer of the nineties.

Later, he participated in university golf tournaments in the United States and was a member of the NCCA’s winning team, representing the University of Florida, where he studied Business Administration.

In 2004, he became a professional and, at present is participating in the PGA tour.

Camilo has made himself known in the professional circuit by his particular style of facing the green and his spider poses, which earned him the nickname “spider man”. With his pink pants and yellow shirts, he is a also fashion milestone in the PGA, thanks to the sponsorship of Johan Lindeberg, the famous designer who dresses new golf figures.

Camilo Villegas’s golf achievements

  • Tour Championship 2008 champion and FedEx Cup runner up
  • BMW Championship 2008 champion in the FedEx Cup First Colombian winner in the PGA Championship
  • Tokai Classic 2007 champion, Japan
  • Second place in the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic 2007, having lost the tie-breaker
  • Third place in The Players Championship 2006
  • Revalidation of PGA Tour 2006 Privilege Card, March 2006
  • Second in PGA Tour FBR Open, February, 2006
  • Place 13 in Nationwide Tour 2005 earnings
  • PGA Tour 2005 full Benefits Card
  • Nationwide Tour 2005 full Privilege Card
  • Professional Golfer of the Year, 2004
  • Eight individual titles in American university golf, 2000 - 2004
  • “Player of the Year” and “Athlete of the Year”, SEC Conference, 2004
  • South American Seniors champion, 2003
  • “Player of the Year”, SEC Conference, 2002
  • Champion 54th Colombian Open, 2001
  • Best amateur player, Colombian Opens, 1997 - 2001
  • National Seniors Champion, 1999
  • “Player of the Year”, 1999
  • National Seniors Champion, 1998
  • National Children’s Champion, 14 – 15 years category, 1998
  • National Juvenile Champion (match play), 1998
  • “Player of the Year”, 1998
  • National Seniors Champion, 1997
  • National Children’s Champion, 14 – 15 years category, 1997
  • National Juvenile Champion (match play), 1997
  • National Children’s Champion, 12 – 13 years category, 1996
  • National Children’s Champion, 12 – 13 years category, 1995

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