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Name: - Charlie Wi
Country: - Korea
Born : - Jan 3, 1972 in Seoul, South Korea.
Original Home/Club: - University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1995

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the Asian Tour (incl one co-sanctioned with the European Tour).

Golf course design

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.

Top tournaments won by Charlie Wi

2006Men AsiaMalaysian OpenTPC Kuala Lumpur197 (-19)US$208,330
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; known at the time as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2004Men AsiaTaiwan OpenNorth Bay G&CC284 (-4)US$50,000
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].
2002Men AsiaSK Telecom OpenLakeside CC272 (-16)US$64,600
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].
2001Men AsiaChina OpenShanghai Silport272 (-16)US$72,000
Played as the Volvo China Open (Oct 18-21; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Wi (S Kor). [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
2001Men AsiaShinhan Donghae OpenGaya CC276 (-12)US$54,669
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].
2001Men AsiaSK Telecom OpenIldong Lakes281 (-7)US$48,450
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].
1997Men AsiaKuala Lumpur OpenSaujana G&CC277 (-11)US$48,450
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].


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