If Kim Si-woo had his wife Oh Ji-hyun outside the golf course, there was caddy Manuel Villegas (Colombia, photo) on the course. Villegas helped Kim Si-woo win his 4th career victory on the PGA Tour as a special housekeeper during the four days of the tournament.
Kim Si-woo, who had not been able to build a multiplier on the PGA Tour since American Express in January 2021, made a change to replace the caddy in September of last year. The caddy Kim Si-woo chose was Villegas. Manuel Villegas, the younger brother of “Spider-Man” Camilo Villegas (Colombia), who won 4 career victories on the PGA Tour and served as vice-captain of the Presidents Cup last year, has been teaming up with Kim Si-woo since the Presidents Cup. Curiously, Kim Si-woo started to come back to life after forming a team with Villegas. Kim Si-woo, who tied for 8th at the Shriners Children’s Hospital Open in October last year, won his fifth tournament with Villegas. 먹튀검증
The reason Siwoo Kim chose Villegas is because of his rich experience. Having played the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour Latino America as a player, he served as a caddy for several players, including Luke Donald (England), before Kim Si-woo. Kim Si-woo said, “Villegas creates an environment where I can focus on golf. He has excellent skills as a caddy, such as knowing the distance and green.”
Villegas also emphasized, “Kim Si-woo is a player with no particular weaknesses. He has excellent talent and works hard, so I look forward to his future.”