Camilo Villegas - Camilo Comes Back for Second Bite at Match Play Cherry
Columbian Camilo Villegas is one of the most charismatic players on the PGA Tour, his slim physique, a passion for fashion and his distinctive, horizontal, low-to-the-ground method of lining up his putts ensuring he stands out from the crowd.
The 29-year-old from Medellin was featured in GQ magazine, which observed, “He's got a closet full of tight trousers, a set of boxer's biceps and more screaming female fans than Justin Timberlake,” and was nominated one of the, ‘Hottest Bachelors,’ in a poll for People Magazine.
Has the ‘Indian Sign’ over his great friend and rival Sergio García, beating the Spaniard in a play-off to win the 2008 PGA Tour Championship and edged him out again in the third / fourth place play-off at the 2010 WGC Accenture Match Play.
Villegas, who has not enjoyed the best of starts to the 2012 season partnered his brother Manny, also a professional in representing Columbia in the 2011 Omega World Cup at Mission Hills in China.
Made his debut in the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, making it out of the group stages all the way to the quarter-finals and will be a threat again this time around on a golf course he enjoys very much.
Camilo Villegas qualified for the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship as the highest-ranked and available South American player on the Official World Golf Ranking immediately following the 2012 US Masters at Augusta.