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Smoking- Camilio Villegas wins the Honda Classic

It was his third ever PGA Tour victory. From AP-

Camilo Villegas’ week started with one celebration, then ended with another.

Villegas shot a final-round 68 to win the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday over Anthony Kim, giving the Colombian his third PGA Tour victory.Honda Classic

He finished at 13-under 267, the lowest 72-hole score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007, four shots better than Y.E. Yang’s winning total a year ago.

And Villegas made it look easy most of the way, too, capping his day with a 20-footer for birdie, then raising both hands skyward.


Fortunately for Villegas, no one made much of a run.

He missed short par putts on 11 and 12, three-putted from 50 feet on the par-3 15th for another bogey, but never lost control of the lead and ended up pocketing the $1.008 million winner’s share. The outcome, if any doubt actually existed, was sealed when Villegas’ approach from 184 yards on the par-4 16th stopped 15 feet from the pin, setting up a routine par.

Honestly I think the AP writer is being unfair to Villegas with his above comment in bold. So he had a couple of hiccups. Look what JB Holmes and Nathan Green did coming in. Green particularly on the 17th hole. Bogeys on a few holes weren’t a big deal in this tournament. Its total disasters that knocked people down the leaderboard.

Villegas played great golf on the weekend and didn’t get burned any where on the course with the possible exception of his eyes. Some nuts decided Saturday would be a good day to do a controlled burn 15 miles from PGA National. You have 70 play professional golfers and tens of thousands of people trying to breath you bunch of dumbasses.

Golf Observer’s Sal Johnson is a semi prophet this weekend. He said to look out for a player with Florida ties but didn’t name Villegas. Who has a home in Jupiter and went to the University of Florida.

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