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August 21 2011

7:39 PM

Villegas continues to gain ground

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Camilo Villegas won twice during the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup in 2008.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With every birdie he makes on Sunday, Camilo Villegas is gaining momentum for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.

Villegas came into the week with the target on his back, ranked No. 125 in the FedExCup. He treaded water with a first-round 70 but is now 11 under with three holes remaining -- and he's gained 10 spots in the standings, in the process.

Interestingly, the man ranked No. 116 right now is Ernie Els, who was one spot below Villegas at the start of the week. The South African, who started the round five strokes off the lead, is 1 over for the day through 10 holes and currently tied for 23rd.

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