"Rookie in action!" Camilo Villegas has a SHOCKER on PGA Tour comms debut

Camilo Villegas needed a mulligan on his PGA Tour comms debut for Golf Channel at the weekend.

"Rookie in action!" Camilo Villegas has a SHOCKER on PGA Tour commentary debut
"Rookie in action!" Camilo Villegas has a SHOCKER on PGA Tour commentary…

On the whole, Camilo Villegas did a brilliant job on his commentary debut for Golf Channel at the Wyndham Championship over the weekend. Only he did need one mulligan in the final round! 

The four-time PGA Tour champion decided he wanted to dip his toe into live commentary last week, especially as the Wyndham Championship holds a dear place in his heart for a number of reasons. 

Villegas won the last for his four PGA Tour titles at the Wyndham Championship in 2014. 

But on 26 July in 2020, Villegas' 22-month-old daughter Mía sadly died after battling tumours on her brain and spine.

The PGA Tour paid to tribute to Mia at both the US PGA Championship and Wyndham Championship that year by handing players small rainbow pins for their golf caps since rainbows had meant a great deal to Mia. 

Some players even continued to wear the rainbow pins on their caps for the rest of the year. 

Villegas' family has continued to receive love and support across the PGA Tour community ever since, something he is extremely grateful for as he looks to battle his way back in the professional game having lost his Tour card.

He currently applies his trade on the lower-tier Korn Ferry Tour and ranks 741st in the Official World Golf Rankings. 

But last week, Villegas tried something different as he jumped straight into the hot seat to commentate on the PGA Tour's final regular event of the season at the Wyndham Championship. 

On the whole, Villegas did a brilliant job for a first appearance. 

The Colombian was full of whit, knowledge and PGA Tour expertise throughout his four days of commentary on Golf Channel. 

There was one notable mishap though. 

In hilarious footage shared by Golf Channel for use on Villegas' Instagram, he was unfortunately seen commentating on one shot in the final round without his microphone down by his mouth. 

"Rookie in action," Villegas captioned the post, before thanking lead commentator Steve Sands for saving the day without making it obvious to the viewer watching the live action. 

Villegas gave Sands some knuckles. 


On his comms debut, Villegas said: 

"What a week. Honoured and thankful to get a chance to call some shots for the first time next to Steve Sands and the whole crew that make a broadcast possible. The Wyndham Championship is a is a special event for me and nice to add this week to the memories. Golf Channel, thanks again for the opportunity. I hope the viewers enjoyed as much as I did.... Back to playing though."

Lucas Glover went on to record his fifth career PGA Tour title, and with it progress into the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which get immediately underway at the FedEx St Jude Championship. 

Watched our latest video with YouTube sensation Good Good on our Island Green?!

This was a lot of fun! 

Sponsored Posts