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Justin Rose leads BMW Championship

Justin Rose leads BMW Championship

LEMONT, Ill., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Justin Rose grabbed the lead with an 8-under 63 after one round of the BMW Championship Thursday and Webb Simpson began his bid for a third win in four starts.

Television viewer gets golfer disqualified

KAPALULA, Hawaii, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The disqualification of a professional golfer in Hawaii for a rules violation spotted by a television viewer has angered some players, officials said.

Garrigus leads Tournament of Champions

LAHAINA, Hawaii, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Robert Garrigus highlighted another day of low scoring with a 10-under 63 Friday that put him one shot in front midway through the Tournament of Champions.
Woods, Rose, Villegas grouped at Open

Woods, Rose, Villegas grouped at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 12 (UPI) -- Tigers Woods will be joined by Justin Rose and Camilo Villegas for the first two rounds of this week's British Open.

Woods says he's in for Australian Masters

ORLANDO, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. golfer Tiger Woods confirmed Tuesday he will return to Melbourne in November to defend his Australian Masters title.

Westwood leads Players, Woods nine back

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood, seeking what would be the most significant victory of his career, took the lead Friday at the midway point of the Players Championship.
Van Pelt leads, Woods fades in Charlotte

Van Pelt leads, Woods fades in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29 (UPI) -- Bo Van Pelt seized the lead and Tiger Woods struggled Thursday in the opening round of the Quail Hollow Championship.

Furyk beats Davis in Heritage playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 18 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk beat Brian Davis in a playoff Sunday to win the Heritage event at Hilton Head Island, S.C., after Davis took a two-stroke penalty on the playoff hole.

Love, Els share Palmer lead

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- Davis Love III, despite faltering late in his round, grabbed a share of the lead Friday midway through the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla.
Stenson back in golf's Top 10

Stenson back in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 8 (UPI) -- Swede Henrik Stenson returned to the No. 10 ranking in the only move this week affecting the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings released Monday.

Villegas breezes to 5-shot Honda win

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Camilo Villegas notched his third career PGA Tour victory Sunday, cruising to a five-shot win at the Honda Classic.

Villegas takes sole lead in Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Camilo Villegas grabbed sole possession of the Honda Classic lead Saturday, firing a three-under 67 at the PGA National Resort in Florida.

Villegas, Kim share Honda lead

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Camilo Villegas and Anthony Kim, two of the top young stars on the PGA Tour, shared the lead Friday after two rounds of the Honda Classic.

Nathan Green shares lead on PGA Tour

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- Nathan Green, who won his first PGA Tour event last year at the Canadian Open, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Honda Classic.
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Camilo Villegas
International team member Camilo Villegas lines up a shot on the 1st green during the second round of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California on October 9, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Camilo Villegas (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 7 January 1982) is a Colombian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Villegas was born in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, and took up golf as a child. After several different National Junior Championships in Colombia in the ages between 8 and 15, at 16 he became the first player in Colombian golf history to win the Amateur's Grand Slam in the same year: The National Junior Championship (stroke play), the National Junior Championship (match play), the National Amateur Championship, and the Colombian Open in the amateur category. Then, in 2001, he became only the second player to win the Colombian Open as an amateur. His success in Colombian golf throughout the 1990s earned him the distinction of "Player of the Decade" issued by the Colombian Golf Federation.

Villegas received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition from 2001 to 2004. As a freshman in 2001, Villegas was a member of the Gators' 2001 NCAA championship team. During his college golf career, he was the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year in 2001, the SEC Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004, and an All-American four consecutive years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). Villegas graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004.

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