Villegas wins Wyndham Championship
Sunday, August 17, 2014
"I thought I needed one more," Camilo Villegas said of going 7 under Sunday for a 63 to finish the Wyndham Championship – yet his score stood up as the competition struggled down the stretch and the Colombian earned his first PGA Tour win in four years.
He also moved from 105th to 37th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Bill Haas shot 64 and Freddie Jacobson 66 to finish tied for second. A par putt of about 10 feet on the last hole would have gotten Jacobson into a playoff at 17 under, but it rolled past without falling.
"When the boys got closer to the last hole, you can get a little anxious," Villegas told The Associated Press. "You don't have a golf club in your hand. You can't really control it."
Heath Slocum finished fourth, two shots back of Villegas – which left him four spots outside the 125-man FedEx Cup playoff field.
Third-round leader Nick Watney finished at 14 under. He had needed a birdie at the 18th to catch Villegas but made double bogey after hitting his tee shot out of bounds.
"I knew what was at stake, and I pushed it a little bit," Watney told Associated Press. "Extremely disappointed. If you said at any point, you birdie (the) last hole, you're in a playoff, you would take it.
Also around the FedEx Cup bubble:
- Jhonattan Vegas, who started the week 124th in points, finished T-8 to advance.
- Paul Casey, who started the week 125th, finished T-18 to advance.
- Sang-Moon Bae finished T-14 to move up to 120th in points and advance.
- Martin Laird finished T-14 but only moved up from 136th to 127th to miss out.