Tag Archives: Camilo Villegas

Aug
17
2014
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Camilo Villegas wowed at Sedgefield on Sunday, firing a final round seven-under 63 to capture the Wyndham Championship, his first title in nearly 4 1/2 years (2010 Honda Classic). Villegas posted a total of 17-under for the tournament to edge out Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson by a mere stroke. 

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Mar
1
2013
Tiger Woods

Oh, c’mon!

In the previous two events where Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were both in the field (Abu Dhabi Championship and WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship), the worlds No. 1 and 2, respectively, played follow-the-leader, taking early exits.

With McIlroy walking off the course unceremoniously after dunking it in the water on the 18th (his 9th hole of  the day) in the morning, all eyes were on Woods, who flirted with the cutline on Friday at the Honda Classic. It was touch-and-go for a while, especially when Tiger double-bogeyed the 13th to fall outside of the cut, but he bounced back with a birdie on the next hole and then parred out to survive and see the weekend.

Yay.

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Feb
28
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Teeing off the 10th at 7:25 on Thursday morning, Tiger Woods got off to a gloomy start, but managed to turn it around and finish with an even-par 70 (T61).

He opened the first nine with two bogeys and then battled back, rolling in two birdies on Nos. 3 and 7, but the highlight of the day (and the shot we’ll see over and over — including in the video above) was his par save on No. 6, where he pulled a “Se Ri Pak.” 

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Nov
28
2012

Charlie Beljan's Cinderella story started when he earned his card at Q-school finals in 2011

As longtime WUP readers know, Q-school is my favorite tournament to cover all season. (Heck, I even went to second stage this year!–talk about the nerve-wracking atmosphere I’ve ever experienced.) Rather than going to Tiger Woods’ member-guest 22-man invite-only World Challenge in the L.A. area, I drove about three hours east to the desert, more specifically PGA West in La Quinta, for what I consider the most intriguing event of the year. Especially since 2012 is the LAST Q-SCHOOL EVER (as we know it — there will no longer be a direct pathway to the PGA Tour).

Let’s take a moment of silence to celebrate and remember 45 years of the only professional sporting event where you can start at Q-school pre-qualifying with no status and then play up to four different stages (full tournaments with strong fields) in the grueling process, which ends with the six-round finals, to earn full status on the PGA Tour for the following season. Ain’t that great?

Everybody loves a “Rudy” and Cinderella story.

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Jan
26
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson: hmmmm...

Golf’s biggest draw may be halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean the PGA Tour has ground to a halt. I mean, we’ve been over this: there’s six million dollars on offer at Torrey Pines!

In deference to PGA Tour logic (formula: prizemoney on offer is proportional to prestige of tournament), I am compelled to comment. And so are you.

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Sep
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Though Justin Rose’s two-shot victory at the BMW Championship was perhaps career-defining, there were a fair number of storylines that may have overshadowed it a bit. As I’ve mentioned, there was a lot more riding on the results of the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs than a paycheck — entry into the Tour Championship, which basically sets players up for the following year, and the Presidents Cup.

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Sep
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Spiderman just misses the fourth leg!

After missing a four-footer to save par on 18 and before signing his scorecard at Cog Hill, Camilo Villegas headed straight for the computer to check his position. When he saw he was projected just outside the top 30, he pounded his fist down on the table.

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Aug
22
2011

There’s about as many positive things said about the FedExCup as there are about Tiger Woods’ 2011 season. Just after we were forced to come to terms with Woods’ unrecognizable (and mediocre) play, so too did we (re)learn how significant the seemingly arbitrary (though improved) design (earn a chance to win an inordinate, ridiculous and borderline disgusting prize of $10 million) of the FedExCup were last Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.

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May
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Adam Scott parts ways with longtime looper Tony Navarro

Maybe it’s that time of the month or something’s in the water, but there have been an awful lot of player/caddie splits lately. Martin Kaymer won’t be the only pro with a different looper on his bag this week. Add Adam Scott, Camilo Villegas, Francesco Molinari and Boo Weekley to the conversation, among others.

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