- POSTED: 18 Aug 2014 07:11
Colombia's Camilo Villegas fired a seven-under par 63 on Sunday (Aug 17) to win the Wyndham Championship and end a four-year US PGA Tour title drought.
GREENBORO: Colombia's Camilo Villegas fired a seven-under par 63 on Sunday (Aug 17) to win the Wyndham Championship and end a four-year US PGA Tour title drought.
Villegas posted his second seven-under round of the week at Sedgefield Country Club for a 17-under par total of 263. He finished one stroke in front of Sweden's Freddie Jacobson and Bill Haas. Haas grabbed his share of second with a six-under 64 while Jacobson closed with a 66 for 264.
Villegas, who had held the first-round lead after a 63 on Thursday, had fallen back after the second and third rounds and teed of almost an hour before the leaders. He endured a nervous wait to see if any of those chasing him could at least force a playoff.
Heath Slocum lost a share of the lead with a bogey at 17, then bogeyed 18 to complete a 67 that left him alone in fourth on 265. The late hiccup in the US tour's last regular-season event dropped Slocum out of the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings who advance to the playoff series that starts on Thursday with the Barclays.
Jacobson had a share of the lead at the 18th tee, but also bogeyed the last. Overnight leader Nick Watney needed a birdie at 18, but was out of bounds off the tee en route to a double-bogey. He closed with a 70 for 266, sharing fifth place with former champions Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson, who both shot 67.
Villegas claimed his fourth career victory on the US tour. But it was his first since the Honda Classic in March of 2010 and he admitted the long drought has weighed on him. "I feel a little lighter right now," he said.