Camilo Villegas is a professional golfer from Colombia. He was born on January 7, 1982 in Medellin, Colombia, and was started playing golf when he was just a child. As a junior, he played well and earned a scholarship from the University of Florida to represent them in playing collegiate golf. While at the university, Villegas became a three-time All American as well as earning the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year award for two years (2002 and 2004).

Villegas is quite known for his penchant for physical fitness as well as for sporting flashy clothing, by J. Lindeberg, when playing. Due to his well-toned body, the Golf Digest (June 2006 issue) named him, “the most ripped player on tour, Tiger Woods included.” He was also selected by People Magazine as one of their “Hottest Bachelors” in 2006.

Born 7 Jan 1982
Nationality United States United States

Villegas turned pro in 2004, and started participating on the PGA Tour. He managed to earn his PGA Tour card just before the season start of 2006. On his rookie year he had two second place finishes as well as a third place finish during his first nine events. However, he did not make the 2006 Masters Tournament during that year by just one position on the Official PGA Tour Money List, where he ranked 11th place. He did manage to appear in the Masters Tournament the very next year.

Villegas’ playing style is based on his great physical power which allows him to drive the ball away from the tee box. In the 2006 season, this was averaging in 302.1 yards. He also has a self-made putting routine where, while he reads a putt, he goes down parallel to the ground – but not touching it – while extending his left leg backwards, balancing with use of his putter and right leg. This is to get a better view of the green’s slope. Due to this posture, he has been dubbed as “Hombre Araña” or “Spiderman.”

Throughout his career, Villegas has 9 professional wins, which include: PGA Tour (3), Japan Golf Tour (1), and others (5). However, he has yet to win a single title in a Major Championship. Still, he has reached T13 for both Masters Tournament and Open Championship in 2009. His best performance at a Major event was at the PGA Championship in 2008 where he reached T4.

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