Colombia’s Camilo Villegas fired a final round of 63 to win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club by a single shot from Bill Haas of the USA and Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson.

Colombia’s Camilo Villegas fired a final round of 63 to win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club by a single shot from Bill Haas of the USA and Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson.

Villegas began the final round five shots behind the lead, but he blasted out of the blocks with three birdies and an eagle in his first five holes.

The Colombian added another birdie at the 15th and then closed with three straight pars to post a clubhouse total of 17-under-par. With a number of players still to finish, he felt it might not be good enough.

“I thought I needed one more stroke,” he said, “I was just hoping for a playoff.”

But, one by one, those finishing behind Villegas stumbled.

Sweden’s Freddie Jacobson needed to par the last to match the Colombian’s score but he missed a par putt of some 10 feet.

Nick Watney was in position to take the win mid-way through the back nine; he was 17-under-par through 13 holes. But he bogeyed the 14th and was unable to repair the damage over the next three holes. The American needed a birdie at the last to tie Villegas but he stumbled to a double bogey after firing his drive out-of-bounds.

“I knew what was at stake and I pushed my drive a bit,” he said. “I’m extremely disappointed, that was a really bad shot at a really bad time.”

Watney’s error left Villegas clear at the top of the pile and he claimed his fourth PGA Tour title, his first since the 2010 Honda Classic.

With the FedEx Cup playoffs starting next week with The Barclays, a number of players had chances of making it in.

Scotland’s Martin Laird began the week 136th on the list but, despite finishing in a tie for 14th, only moved up to 127th and missed out.

Paul Casey secured his spot and Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea propelled himself into the field.

Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
Aug 14-17, purse $5,300,000, par 70

1    Camilo Villegas (Col)    63    69    68    63    263    $954,000
T2    Bill Haas (USA)        68    66    66    64    264    $466,400
T2    Freddie Jacobson (Swe) 68    64    66    66    264    $466,400
4    Heath Slocum (USA)    65    65    68    67    265    $254,400
T5    Webb Simpson (USA)    64    69    66    67    266    $193,450
T5    Brandt Snedeker (USA)    68    65    66    67    266    $193,450
T5    Nick Watney (USA)    67    64    65    70    266    $193,450
T8    Brad Fritsch (USA)    69    63    65    70    267    $193,450
T8    Kevin Kisner (USA)    69    64    67    67    267    $193,450
T8    William McGirt (USA)    64    68    71    64    267    $193,450
T8    Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)    67    65    69    66    267    $193,450

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage