TWO THINGS WE NOW KNOW. One, Vijay Singh is your FedEx Cup winner. Veej just has to wait three weeks to bank the $10 million. Two, we know when Camilo Villegas, the 26-year-old Columbian heartthrob, will claim his first PGA Tour title. That would be today at the BMW Championship.
Villegas posted four rounds in the 60s to shoot 15-under par at Bellerive Country Club, good for a two-shot margin over Dudley Hart. It was an impressive breakout performance for the pro called Spiderman because of his twister-style putt-reading technique.
I saw it coming as I witnessed Camilo’s Friday media interview after he took the first-round lead with a 65. Villegas was oozing with confidence. You could tell he couldn’t wait to get back on the golf course, even if he did have a 36-hole hike ahead of him.
OK, I fibbed. I didn’t see it coming at all. I believe young guns such as Villegas will win. I just never would predict it. I have to see it. Villegas has flirted with winning in the past and disappeared in the final round.
But seeing and hearing Camilo this week convinced me that he is a confident and positive player. And tonight, after clutching his first PGA Tour trophy, his confidence is higher than ever.
−The Armchair Golfer