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| 2010/03/08 00:00

Villegas’s perfect week ends with 5-stroke win

March 8--With a dramatic flourish and a triumphant gesture, Camilo Villegas of Colombia brought his storybook week to a climactic finish Sunday, winning the Honda Classic by five strokes over Anthony Kim with a birdie on the 72nd hole that brought the huge, partisan gallery to its feet.

Villegas’s perfect week ends with 5-stroke win

For Villegas, 28, the final birdie was rife with symbolism. It put a fitting close to a week that began with his journey home to Colombia — to help kick off the Nationwide Tour Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open, his country’s first officially sponsored PGA Tour event — and ended with his third and most convincing victory on the PGA Tour. And it came by a record score of 13-under-par 267 at the PGA National Resort and Spa.

“It’s been a long week, man, but, man, it’s been a good one — I just loved every second of it,” Villegas said moments after he made his fifth birdie in a final-round 68 and celebrated by raising his arms. “First Nationwide Tour event in my country, and then just coming out here and taking care of business today.

“Like I said yesterday, tournaments are four rounds, and I played three pretty good ones and was lacking one. Then I did that today.”
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