Camilo Villegas returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in nine years by capturing the Butterfield Bermuda Championship title on Sunday in Southampton, Bermuda.
The 41-year-old from Colombia shot a 6-under 65 at Port Royal Golf Course to finish at 24-under 260 and overtake Swede Alex Noren, who had led after each of the first three rounds. Noren was the runner-up by two shots after settling for a 68.
Villegas’ last PGA Tour win came at the Wyndham Championship in August 2014. He entered last week’s World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico ranked No. 752 in the Official World Golf Ranking and rocketed to No. 318 when he tied for second, his best result of the season to that point.
More importantly, Villegas leapt to 75th in the FedEx Cup Fall series, ensuring he will finish inside the top 125 to retain full PGA Tour status for the 2024 season. That was a longshot two weeks ago, when he sat at No. 223.
Germany’s Matti Schmid (67) finished third at 21 under and China’s Carl Yuan (66) was fourth at 20 under. They slipped into the Nos. 120 and 125 positions in the FedEx Cup Fall, respectively, with one event remaining next week at the RSM Classic in Georgia.
Australian Adam Scott (67) and Ryan Moore (69) tied for fifth at 19 under. Fifty-year-old Stewart Cink shot a 69 Sunday and placed seventh at 18 under, by far his best finish of the season.
–Field Level Media
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