Villegas rallies with final-round 63 to win Wyndham

Final Round– PGA Tour – Wyndham Championship –Sedgefield Country Club – Greensboro, North Carolina–

Columbia’s Camilo Villegas used book-end 63s at Sedgefield Country Club to win the PGA Tour’s regular-season finale at the Wyndham Championship.

Villegas engineered a bogey-free final round including a front-nine 29 to overtake several high-profile players and chase down overnight leader Nick Watney to finish 17-under overall. He ended up one-shot clear of former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson.

Heath Slocum finished along in fourth place at 15-under, while past Wyndham champions Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker ended up T-5 alongside Watney at three back.

The 32-year-old Villegas entered the week at No. 254 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The Columbian is just a few years removed from winning a pair of FedEx Cup Playoff events before his game vanished and he slid down the rankings.

Finishing T-4 in Fairways in Regulation and T-8 in Greens in Regulation (GIR) for the week, Villegas entered the week 20th on the PGA Tour in Total Birdies. This week he avoided bogeys and landed the victory.

Villegas, who was a 100-to-1 long shot wager to win this week at, earned a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin next week with The Barclays. Only the Top 125 in the FedEx Cup Standings advance to next week.

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