Camilo Villegas’ 22-month-old daughter dies


The PGA Tour reported on Monday that Camilo Villegas’ 22-month-old daughter has died after medics found tumors in her brain and spine.

Last month, before the Korn Ferry Tour restarted at TPC Sawgrass, Villegas revealed that her only child, Mia, was in treatment. He said he noticed at the end of February that she was acting differently and that scans revealed tumors had started to form on her brain and spine. She was being treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

“The PGA Tour is deeply saddened to have lost a member of our family, Mia Villegas,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. “We mourn with Camilo and Maria and our thoughts and prayers are with the Villegas family.”

Encouraged by his family, Villegas took part in the Korn Ferry Tour event and contested earlier in the week before eventually finishing tied for 33rd place. This is his only debut in recent months.

When Villegas spoke to the media last month, he said Mia was in her second cycle of chemotherapy and doctors should find out more about her prognosis in the next few months or two.

“I hope it’s just a bump in the road for her and for us,” he said, “and we’ll celebrate that day that she’s clean.”


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