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Camilo Villegas (born 7 January 1982) is a Colombian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia, and took up the game as a child. After several different National Junior Championships in Colombia in the ages between 8 - 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 earned a scholarship to play collegiate golf at the University of Florida. He was a three-time All American there, and was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004.
Villegas is known for his commitment to physical fitness, and says his mentor and inspiration is golf icon Gary Player. They have just starred together in a new MasterCard "priceless" commercial.
In the June 2006 issue of Golf Digest he was named "the sexiest player on tour, Tiger Woods included." He has also gained notoriety for sporting flashy dress clothing by designer J. Lindeberg.
An alumnus of the University of Florida, Villegas frequently visits the University of Florida golf course when he is spending time in his home town of Gainesville, Florida. He resides in Jupiter, Florida.
Original Wikipedia article: Camilo Villegas
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