Born:Jan 3, 1972 in Seoul, South Korea.
Original/Home Club:Univ of California, Berkeley, CA.
Multiple wins on the Asian Tour (incl one co-sanctioned with the European Tour).
Having moved with his parents from South Korea to the USA when aged 10, Wi subsequently attended the University of California, Berkeley and enjoyed a highly successful college golf career. He subsequently turned professional in 1995, becoming one of the best Asian players to emerge, although with mixed early fortunes on the US and European tours. Wi is a methodical player, and a key exponent of the 'stack and tilt' golf swing.
Played as the Maybank Malaysian Open (Feb 16-18; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Wi (S Kor). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Played as the Taiwan Open (Sept 23-26; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Terry Pilkadaris (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Wi (S Kor). [North Bay G&CC, Caoli Vil, Shimen, nr New Taipei City, Taiwan].
Played as the SK Telecom Open (April 25-28; Asian/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Kevin Na (S Kor/USA) and Kim Felton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Wi (S Kor). [South course, Lakeside CC, nr Yongin, Gyeonggi, S Korea].
Played as the Shinhan Donghae Open (Sept 20-23; Asian/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Vivek Bhandari (India) and Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Wi (S Kor). [Gaya CC, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam, S Korea].
Played as the Volvo China Open (Oct 18-21; Asian Tour event). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Charlie Wi (S Kor). [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
Played as the SK Telecom Open (May 17-20; Asian/Korean Trs event; formerly SK Telecom Classic). Wi (S Kor) beat Wook-soon Kang (S Kor) with a birdie at the seventh playoff hole. Simon Yates (Scot) was eliminated at the fifth playoff hole. [Ildong Lakes GC, Kyonggi-do, S Korea].
Played as the Mild Seven Kuala Lumpur Open (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Wen-teh Lu and Lian-wei Zhang (China) finished 4 shots behind Wi (S Kor). [Palm course, Saujana G&CC, nr Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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