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Encyclopedia > Camilo Villegas
Camilo Villegas
Personal Information
Birth January 7, 1982 (1982-01-07) (age 25)
Medellin, Colombia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Nationality Flag of Colombia Colombia
Residence Gainesville, Florida, USA
College University of Florida
Career
Turned Pro 2004
Current tour PGA Tour (joined 2006)
Professional wins 0
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters CUT: 2007
U.S. Open T26: 2007
British Open DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2006

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Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia, and took up the game as a child. He excelled as a junior and played college golf at the University of Florida. He was a three-time All American there, and was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004. He began playing on the PGA Tour in 2006 and made a promising start at that level, with two second place finishes in his first seven events. He made his first Masters' appearance in 2007. He is known for his commitment to physical fitness, and in the June 2006 issue of Golf Digest he was named "the most ripped player on tour, Tiger Woods included."[1] Villegas has also gained notoriety for sporting flashy dress clothing by designer J. Lindeberg. He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. An alumnus of the University of Florida, he frequently visits the University of Florida golf course when he is spending time in his home town of Gainesville, Florida. Camilo resides near Gainesville Country Club, located in the Southwest side of town. Nickname: Location of the city (urban in red) and municipality (dark gray) of Medellín in Antioquia Department. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... J. Lindeberg (operating as JL), is a Swedish clothing company. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...

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Playing style

Villegas' tremendous physical power allows him to drive the ball far away from the tee box, averaging 302.1 yards in the 2006 season. He also adapts a homemade putting routine: while he reads a putt, he crouches down parallel to the ground without touching it, extending his left leg back while balancing with his right leg and his putter to get a better view of the slope of the green. He is given the nickname "Hombre Araña" (Spider-Man) for this posture.


Pronouncing his name

Throughout the PGA Tour and among the media, there is a debate over how Camilo's name should be pronounced.

  • According to a PGA Tour tournament starter (a person who announces the player's name at the first tee), "I pronounced it to Camilo directly to make sure I announce it correctly. His reply was, 'Thank you for someone finally getting it right on this tour.' I pronounced it with his blessing as Ka me low Vi yay gaas. The 'v' is pronounced as in Viva and his last name ends like veGAS in Viva Las Vegas.[1]

Results in major championships

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open CUT DNP T59 T26
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


References

  1. ^ The Golf Channel Forum

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