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Villegas joins TaylorMade tour staff

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Camilo Villegas will join the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf tour staff in 2011, the company announced Tuesday. Villegas, 28, will play TaylorMade clubs, use a TaylorMade ball, wear TaylorMade headwear, glove and footwear and use a TaylorMade staff bag.

'Camilo is a winner, a gentleman, and a fan favorite,' said Mark King, president and CEO of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. 'Cameras tend to find him because he has presence and magnetism that's impressive and rare. Camilo also shares the same values with our brand and our people, including a burning desire to improve and reach his potential. We very much want to help him do that, which is why we believe this is a great fit.'

A native of Medellin, Colombia who resides in West Palm Beach, Fla., Villegas notched two runner-up finishes and four top-10s in 2006, his rookie year. His first victory came at the 2008 BMW Championship, where he became the first Colombian to win on the PGA Tour; he also captured the Tour Championship later that year. He won the Honda Classic earlier this year at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Other members of the TaylorMade tour staff include Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson, Kenny Perry, Y.E. Yang, Jason Day, Retief Goosen, Sean O'Hair, Sergio Garcia, Edoardo Molinari, Darren Clarke, Mike Weir and Rory Sabbatini.

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