Ten fun facts about Camilo Villegas


Fact 1
Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia, and took up golf as a child.

Fact 2
His favorite way to cross-train is cycling.

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
In 2001, he became only the second player to win the Colombian Open as an amateur.

Fact 5
His success in Colombian golf throughout the 1990s earned him the distinction of "Player of the Decade" issued by the Colombian Golf Federation.

Fact 6
Villegas graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004.

Fact 7
Villegas has a training regimen that now ranks as not only the most brutal workout routine on the PGA tour but one of the most grueling in all of sports.

Fact 8
Villegas has spent more than 30 weeks in the top 10 since 2008 and averages 294 yards off the tee.

Fact 9
In the June 2006 issue of Golf Digest, he was named “the sexiest player on tour, Tiger Woods included.”

Fact 10
He has also gained notoriety for sporting flashy dress clothing by designer J. Lindeberg.


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is a Colombian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

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