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Camilo Villegas lines up a shot during the second round of the 2009 Presidents Cup in San Francisco
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
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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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