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Camilo Claims Crown at Honda Classic; FJ Wins Eight of First 10 Events to Start PGA Tour Season
Camilo Villegas wore FJ golf shoes and a StaSof glove to win the Honda Classic. He shot a final-round 68 to win by five shots on Sunday. This win marks his third PGA Tour victory and a perfect way to cap a week, that featured a lot of travel and a lot of celebration. The win also marks the eighth win for FootJoy players in the first 10 PGA Tour events this season.
Camilo, who became just the fourth player under the age of 30 with at least three Tour wins, finished at 13-under 267, the lowest 72-hole score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007. And Villegas made it look easy most of the way, too. He led by only two after four holes, but three straight birdies – starting with a 25-footer on No. 8 – sent Villegas to 15 under and six shots clear of the field. He capped the day in style with a 20-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole, then raised both hands skyward.
Villegas didn’t even play a practice round at PGA National this week. After finishing tied for eighth at the Phoenix Open, Villegas headed back to his native Colombia on Monday to help open the Nationwide Tour’s Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open, the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in South America. After landing in South Florida on Wednesday, he teed it up Thursday morning on short rest and following two stellar rounds of 66, he had a share of the lead going into the weekend and was en route to his third career PGA Tour title.