Camilo Villegas finds peace at Butterfield Bermuda Championship

It has been a protracted highway for Camilo Villegas since he final visited the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour. But, for the second straight week, he’ll discover himself within the ultimate pairing Sunday with an opportunity to snap the winless streak.

Villegas shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to complete the spherical solo 2nd at 18-under, one shot again of Alex Noren on the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

“Yeah, performed properly… Acquired going there 9, 10, 11, 12, and the ending stretch is a little bit more durable. Hit good photographs, particularly on that 15 and sixteenth gap. Acquired away with a drive on 17, made a very good 4 there. I assumed truly I made that eagle putt,” he mentioned after his spherical.

Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Camilo Villegas

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He narrowly missed his eagle putt on the par-5 seventeenth, however was strong all through his spherical, carding seven birdies and only one bogey.

Villegas’ final title got here again in 2014 on the Wyndham Championship. However much more has transpired in his life since then.

“I’ve struggled the final a number of years, I believe you need it so unhealthy you begin making an attempt so exhausting and issues simply — the sport comes and bites you. So I’ve been making an attempt to let the sport be the sport and let my thoughts be calm and at peace.”

The Columbia native tragically misplaced his 22-month outdated daughter in 2020 after battling tumors in her mind and backbone.

After dwelling by way of the unimaginable, the four-time PGA Tour winner is one spherical away from victory. It’s protected to say that almost everybody on the grounds in Bermuda Sunday shall be pulling for Villegas.

Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor for SB Nation’s Enjoying By way of. For extra golf content material, observe us @_PlayingThrough on all main social media platforms.

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