When you think of top Colombian golfers, the first name that comes to mind
is Camilo Villegas, but the second should be Diego Velasquez. This season he
finished fourth individually in the NCAA Championship, set a single-season
scoring record for Oregon State with a 70.31 average and became the first golfer
in program history to earn first-team All-American honors. The 22-year-old has
vaulted 26 spots in the World Amateur Golf Ranking to No. 35.
BIRTHDATE November 22, 1987
BIRTHPLACE Bogota, Colombia
BIGGEST FEAR Going to the dentist and hospital, or being sick or injured.
DREAM FOURSOME My grandfather, Ben Hogan and Seve Ballesteros.
HIDDEN TALENT Interacting with new people and cultures.
FAVORITE COURSE The Honors Course (Tennessee).
ON MY iPOD Literally everything, but mostly reggaeton.
SHOT I LOVE TO PRACTICE Knockdown with any club.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Wedge game inside 50 yards.
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE Rafael Nadal.
BALL MARKER One with a Colombian flag on it.
FAVORITE FOOD Home-cooked Colombian food.
FAVORITE MOVIE “Gladiator” and “Avatar.”
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH Bono.
FAVORITE GOLFER Seve Ballesteros.
BEST GOLF TIP Keep your head still.
WORDS TO LIVE BY Vamos.
FAVORITE CLUB Driver.
LOWEST ROUND EVER 64.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 16.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Nike STR8-FIT Tour 9. 5 degree, FAIRWAY WOOD Nike STR8-FIT
15 degrees, HYBRID Nike Victory Red 18 degree, IRONS Nike Victory Red
blades (4-PW), WEDGES Nike Victory Red 52, 56, 60 degrees, PUTTER Dave
Edel putter with round grip
My WIN is starting to hit me, because I just got a texted
message from @lancearmstrong and he is in France!!
Had to pull out of French Open after one round with a
strained wrist. Ice and rest is the remedy. Will be back for
the British Open.
i am sorry to see that Federer lost today!! but as a great
champion he is, he will bounce back even stronger!!!
LPGA drug tested me. Second event back? Probably due to
my surgery and meds. It is supposed to be random, but It
makes one wonder...
Olazabal’s comeback in French Open sadly doesn’t quite go
to plan. He shoots 82 and is dead last. Posts a 9 on par 4
18th, too. Ouch!
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