GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.
Instead, every other contender stumbled, and the Colombian didn’t have to hit another shot to win his first PGA Tour title since 2010.
Villegas shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event.
Villegas had four birdies and an eagle on the front nine, added a birdie on the par-5 15th and watched the rest of the tournament from the air-conditioned scorer’s tent with his caddie.
“I was hoping for a playoff,” Villegas said. “I thought I needed one more (stroke).”
Turns out, he didn’t. When the rest of the field struggled late, he wound up with his fourth PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Honda Classic.
He also became the second first-round leader to win the tournament since its 2008 move back to Sedgefield Country Club and first since Arjun Atwal in 2010.
Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson tied for second. Haas had a 64, and Jacobson shot 66.
Jacobson needed a par on the final hole to force a playoff, but he rolled his 11-foot putt inches past the hole.
Heath Slocum was two strokes back after his 67. Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson and third-round leader Nick Watney were at 14 under.
Villegas had to wait about 40 minutes after his round ended before his victory was secure.
He closed his round with three straight pars, tapping in from about 2 feet on 18 and hoping it was good enough.
“When the boys got closer to the last hole, you can get a little anxious,” Villegas said. “You don’t have a golf club in your hand. You can’t really control it.”
Watney was at 17 under and appeared headed for his sixth PGA Tour victory before he ran into trouble on 14 and picked up his third bogey of the tournament and second of the day.
Slocum, who arrived at No. 158 on the points list, was briefly at 17 under but slipped off the pace by closing with two bogeys that also helped keep him out of The Barclays field. He finished at No. 129.
Inbee Park REPEATS AS LPGA Champion: In Pittsford, N.Y., Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three.
On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit her second into the rough behind the hole. Lincicome hit her approach to the left fringe, nearly identical to her position on the final hole of regulation when she made a bogey to fall in the playoff.
Lincicome chipped 6 feet past the hole and failed to convert for bogey.
Park, the winner last year at Locust Hill in a playoff with Catriona Matthew, chipped to 3 feet and calmly sank her par putt for the victory.
Park finished with a 2-under 70 to match Lincicome at 11-under 276. Lincicome had a 71.
Seventeen-year-old rookie Lydia Ko of New Zealand, seeking to become the youngest major winner in LPGA history, shot a 70 to finish third at 8 under.
LANGER WINS FIFTH TITLE OF SEASON: In Endicott, N.Y., Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open for his fifth Champions Tour victory of the year, while Kevin Sutherland followed his tour-record 59 with a 74 to drop into a tie for seventh.
The 56-year-old Langer closed with a bogey-free 66 for a one-stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O’Meara.
Langer did not make a bogey in the event and finished at 16-under 200.
Sutherland, the second-round leader, had five bogeys — four on the first 10 holes — and three birdies in the final round.
Langer said he really wasn’t watching the leaderboard.
“I knew I was close,” Langer said.
“I just tried to keep my head down and make quality shots. When I looked at 16, I saw I was one up on someone who had already finished the round and figured I would be OK if I just parred out.”
That he did, and won with his daughter, Christina, serving as his caddie.
Austin had a 65, and O’Meara shot 66.
Steve Lowery had a 72 to tie for fourth at 13 under.