Wells Fargo Championship: Top 5 fantasy sleepers

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Camilo Villegas — No. 292

It’s a long way down from the seventh spot in the Official World Golf Ranking — Villegas knows this firsthand. Since reaching that career-high position near the end of the 2008 season, the Colombian has struggled to string four good rounds together. But even so, he’s been known to surprise us on occasion, so you shouldn’t count him out of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship.

Villegas had missed five consecutive cuts heading into the Valero Texas Open two weeks ago, but he defied the odds, closing out the tournament with three consecutive under-par rounds to end up in a tie for 10th. If he can maintain momentum, this could be a good week for him — for all his struggles, he still ranks 25th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: approach-the-green and 28th in strokes gained: around-the-green, skills that will certainly come in handy this week. Although he can be dormant for lengthy periods of time, we’ve seen him put it all together and contend out of nowhere in the past. It’s hard to forget about his win at the Wyndham Championship in 2014, or his playoff loss at the RSM Classic last fall.

Inconsistency aside, it’s never safe to forget about Villegas. If he can keep hitting it as well as he did in Texas, he could win this week.