In search of first PGA Tour win, Villegas starting to figure things out
NORTON, Mass. -- Camilo Villegas surveyed the television cameras outside the clubhouse at the Deutsche Bank Championship and was instructed about whom he would speak to and in what order. His head darted from spot to spot, like a cat following a fly.
Twice he dropped to the ground in a yoga-like pose, in which his chin is nearly touching the green and one leg is bent under his torso, to line up his putt. The contortions were worth it; he sank the 2-footer and finish up at 16 under par.A good finish this week could effectively serve as a playoff mulligan for Villegas. After getting last weekend off, he could make the biggest jump in the FedEx Cup standings, moving from 68th at the start of the week to potentially as high as third. Despite the likely boost up the list, Villegas is no fan of the current playoff system. "With this crazy points system, anything can happen," he said. "I came out here this week with a good attitude and forgot about what happened, forgot about those that are taking benefit of the points system, forgot about those that are being hurt by the points system, and just took care of business."
Deutsche Bank Championship
1. Weir (-17)
2. Villegas (-16)
T-3. Garcia (-14)
T-3. Singh (-14)
T-5. Crane (-13)
T-5. Els (-13)
T-5. Furyk (-13)
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Chad Capellman is a freelance writer based in Boston.
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