Camilo Villegas Wins Wyndham Championship


“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot

The end of the Wyndham Championship looked much like the first round as the Colombian Spider-Man Camilo Villegas went low to secure the victory that he needed, his first since 2010. On both days he shot 63 and those combined numbers were enough to give him a -17 score and win by one stroke over Wake Forest’s Bill Haas and the Swede Freddie Jacobson.

Villegas did most of his damage on the front nine of the course, shooting four birdies and an eagle to put everyone else on notice. A final birdie on 15 created the winning margin.

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Wake Forest Bill Haas DID make a Run.

Yesterday I noted Haas lurking on the leaderboard and today he shot a 64 and was only one shot off of Villegas when the day ended.

Heath Slocum Missed the Playoffs

Slocum finished alone in fourth and his -15 was not enough to boost him into the top 125. Scotsman Martin Laird also failed to qualify for the playoffs despite a good showing.

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