After making waves in the golfing world without having a single win to his name, Camilo Villegas finally changed his game and started making his putts go in during the BMW Championship held on September 7, 2008.>
Steadfastly holding on to a one-shot lead at Bellerive, Villegas shot a 12-foot putt, two birdie putts, and a finishing 2-under 68, which then gave him a wire-to-wire win. He was then awarded with his very first PGA Tour title.
Villegas said, “It was a pretty good little stretch there that just tested by nerves and showed myself I was good enough to stay out there.”
Camilo Villegas had been preparing for an event like this for the past few months. In fact, he was close to getting the lead at the British Open weekend, and aimed to finish fourth at the PGA Championship. He then kicked off the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and had a good chance until he faltered.
In fact, Villegas might have lost this title, too. He had back-to-back bogeys early in the game, as well as some problems on the back nine. However, Villegas managed to sink the par putt and kept the lead, and seized control.