News >> Villegas Wins BMW Championship
Former Hooters Tour Winner Wins First Title
St. Louis, MO (September 7, 2008)…With a two-under par 68 in Sunday’s final round of The BMW Championship, former Hooters Tour winner Camilo Villegas captured his first ever PGA TOUR title (picture courtesy of Ehrmann/Getty Images).
The former Florida golfer fired rounds of 65-66-66-68 for a four day total of fifteen-under par 265 and a two stroke win over Dudley Hart. The twenty-six year old led wire-to-wire.
"I learned what it takes to win, and I learned that I'm good enough to win, even though it didn't happen (last week)," Villegas said. "We had one guy (Vijay Singh) that came and just killed us that day, but that's okay. I just kept the momentum riding from last week and kept hitting good shots and kept thinking positive and kept rolling good putts, and it all happened to fall in place.
With the win, Villegas collects $1,260,000 and moves to the 2nd spot on the FedEX Cup points list with only one event remaining on the schedule.
The NGA/Hooters Tour is the 3rd largest men’s 72-hole professional golf tour in the country behind the PGA and Nationwide Tours, and boasts alumni like 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson, 2003 PGA Champion Shaun Micheel, 2003 US Open Champion Jim Furyk, 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis, British and PGA Champion John Daly, Two-time US Open Champion Lee Janzen, British Open Champion Tom Lehman as well as PGA Champion David Toms, Tour Championship winner Chad Campbell and back to back Reno Tahoe Winner Vaughn Taylor to name just a few. In all told, the NGA Hooters Tour alumni have an incredible TEN MAJOR championships to their credit. The NGA Hooters Tour has helped more than 100 golf professionals acquire their PGA, Nationwide and Champion’s Tour cards. In fact, 42% of the players that earned their 2008 PGA Tour cards and 47% of the players that earned full exempt status on the Nationwide Tour started their careers on the Hooters Tour.
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