What I Play: Camilo Villegas

What I Play: Camilo Villegas

Camilo Villegas' golf clubs
Fred Vuich

This Colombian-born 27-year-old wrapped
up last season on a serious roll. He captured
both the BMW Championship and Tour
Championship (two of four FedEx Cup events),
earned $4.4 million in prize money and pocketed
a cool $3 million bonus based on his final
FedEx Cup standing. Read on for his gamers.

Favorite Club
“I’d better love all
14. I eventually have
to hit them all, and
if I dislike one, I’ll
just get over the ball
with a bad attitude,
and the outcome
won’t be great.”

Shaft grab bag
“There are so many
shafts, flexes, weights,
kick points and
torques that you
need to get fitted
for in order to get
the right match.”

Special ball mark
“I’ve had an
Australian fifty-cent
piece since ’04. It’s
kind of big, and that’s
why I like it. I can see
it from both sides.”

Oldest club
“I can’t even tell
you. It’s probably
my Cameron
putter. I’ve been
using it for a
year and a half, almost two years.”

Tools of His Trade
“With so much technology out there, it only takes a launch monitor and a video camera to get the right clubs,” Villegas says. Here’s how to outfit yourself just like Camilo:
Driver: Cobra L4V, 9°, Matrix TP7 graphite shaft, X-flex, 44″ length, 293 yards; $299/graphite
3-wood: , 15.5°, Grafalloy Prolite graphite shaft, X-flex, standard length, 245 yards; $129/graphite
5-wood: Cobra Speed LD F, 18°, Grafalloy Prolite graphite shaft, X-flex, standard length, 235 yards; $129/graphite
Irons: Cobra Carbon CB (3-iron), Rifle Project X 7.0 steel shaft, 21° loft (weaker loft to compensate for lack of 4-iron); Cobra Pro CB (5-PW), Rifle Project X 7.0 steel
shaft, 1° stronger loft than standard; $849/steel for eight irons
3-iron 225 yards
4-iron N/A
5-iron 210 yards
6-iron 192 yards
7-iron 177 yards
8-iron 165 yards
9-iron 149 yards
PW 138 yards
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled, 54° bent to 53°, 120 yards; 58°, 100 yards; 60° bent to 63°, 82 yards; $109/steel
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 6, 35″ length; $299