Camilo Villegas Ends Nine-Year PGA Tour Title Drought with Victory at Butterfield Bermuda Championship

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Camilo Villegas triumphed at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, ending a nine-year quest for a PGA Tour title. The 41-year-old secured a two-shot victory over Sweden's Alex Noren at the Port Royal Golf Course on Sunday.

This win holds special significance for Villegas, marking his first title since the heartbreaking loss of his 22-month-old daughter Mia to cancer in 2020. Villegas, clinching his fifth PGA Tour trophy with an impressive final round of 65, expressed that he felt the presence of his "little one up there watching, smiling."

Amidst the cheers of support from the island, Villegas reflected on the energy he sensed, attributing it to his daughter's spirit. He shared, "I believe in energy, and I've got my little one up there watching it, smiling - she's where she needs to be after a long fight."



Ranked 318th globally, Villegas showcased his prowess with six birdies, finishing six-under par in the last round and securing a commanding lead on the leaderboard at 24 under.

In the aftermath of the victory, Villegas struggled to articulate his emotions, emphasizing the incredible journey. "It's tough to put it into words right now but wow, what a ride, man," he remarked. Despite acknowledging the challenges, he expressed deep gratitude for the game and life itself.

The triumph not only brings joy to Villegas but also grants him entry to prestigious events like next year's Masters, PGA Championship, and Players Championship. Additionally, he earns exempt status on the US tour until 2025, further solidifying the significance of his long-awaited victory.
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