Camilo Villegas' Winning Clubs | Butterfield Bermuda Championship
Camilo Villegas trailed by one heading into the final round at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, but the Colombian overcame that deficit on Sunday by carding a 6-under 65, giving the 41-year-old his first Tour win in 9 years.
Villegas has always been known for his unique style and his winning bag continues that theme with a variety of manufacturers in it, including both newer models and older models alike.
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Leading off the bag for Villegas is a Titleist TSi3 driver with a Project x HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 6.0 shaft. Adjustability and accuracy are two of the defining features of the TSi3 driver, and both those features were prevalent throughout Villegas’ victory. He plays his TSi3 at 11 degrees of loft, which is abnormally high for a tour player. While that may not have helped Villegas in the driving distance category, where he ranked 74th over the four rounds, it did help him find the fairway, and find it often, as he tied for 16th in the field in driving accuracy, hitting nearly 68 percent of the fairways. That accuracy off the tee helped set up the rest of his bag for plenty of scoring opportunities.
While Villegas’ driver was released in 2020, his fairway woods are even older, as he games a TaylorMade M4 3-wood HL, which was released in 2018 and a TaylorMade M2 5-wood, which was released in 2016. The higher lofted 3-wood basically plays as a 4-wood, which given his driver is also playing at a higher loft, suits Villegas. Like his 3-wood, Villegas’ 5-wood also plays at a higher loft of 21 degrees, essentially a 7-wood in terms of loft. Both the M4 and M2 have similar features, with low-profile designs and larger sweet spots, which promotes more forgiveness and higher launch, making these fairway woods a suitable choice for golfers of all skill levels.
Villegas goes back to Titleist for his hybrid, playing a TSi2 24 degree. The TSi2 hybrid features a modern, compact shape with a deeper and lower center of gravity, which promotes higher launch. It’s thin, fast face design enhances ball speed, while its high MOI promotes forgiveness. Like his choice of fairway woods, the TSi2 hybrid is a great option for a variety of golfers, from professionals to the weekend golfer due to its increased forgiveness and distance.
For his irons, Villegas switches things up with a Srixon combination set. He sports both of their newest models with the ZX5 Mk II for his long irons, and the ZX7 Mk II’s for his middle and short irons. Villegas’ iron play was one of the catalysts in his victory at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, leading the field in greens in regulation, hitting nearly 59 of 72 greens, giving him a look at birdie nearly 82 percent of the time.
While most of his bag may be a little more unique than other Tour players, the one area of his bag that he conforms with many Tour pros are his wedges, playing Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges. He plays a mid-bounce wedge for both his 54 and 60 degree, and plays them both with M grinds, one of Vokey’s most versatile grinds. Like his irons, Villegas’ wedge play was superb throughout the tournament. They played a major role in him leading the field in Greens in Regulation, but also in scrambling. On the 13 greens he missed, he got up-and-down for par on 10 of those 13 opportunities.
Completing Villegas’ bag is the L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max putter. The Mezz.1 Max putter was created for golfers looking for a heavier, more forgiving putter and does so while delivering maximum stability. It served Camilo Villegas well in his route to victory. He led the field in birdies with 27 over the tournament, while also making the 2nd fewest bogeys with just 3. He also finished tied for 11th in Putts per Green in Regulation at just 1.63 strokes per GIR, perfectly complementing his iron play.