PGA Tour’s Camilo Villegas loses 22-month-old daughter to brain tumors

Associated Press

Miami – The 22-month-old daughter of golfer Camilo Villegas of Colombia has died from tumors on her brain and spine, the PGA Tour announced Monday.

Mia Villegas was diagnosed March 14, two weeks after Villegas and his wife, Maria, noticed she wasn’t as playful. Tests showed tumors on her brain and spine. She had surgery, and then chemotherapy. The tour said she died Sunday night.

Camilo Villegas

Villegas, whose four PGA Tour victories include consecutive wins in the BMW Championship and Tour Championship to close out the 2008 season, spoke of her health when he played a Korn Ferry Tour event last month.

“The PGA TOUR is deeply saddened having lost a member of our family, Mia Villegas,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said. “We grieve with Camilo and Maria and our thoughts and prayers are with the Villegas family.”