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Charlie Wi |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 1/3/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 175
College: California-Berkeley

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Charlie Wi reeled in a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in his second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Wi landed only 11 greens in regulation today (to total just 20 for the tournament thus far). He squared bogeys at the fifth and sixth holes, but didn't stumble elsewhere. On the way in, he converted birdies at 10, 14 and 18 to finish in red number for the second straight day. At 5-under 139, he's just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Nov 7 - 12:35 PM

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Charlie Wi smoke-and-mirrored his way to a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Wi failed to meet the terms of his Minor Medical Extension at the CIMB Classic, but he's conditionally exempt for the remainder of the season, which means that he's eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs. He split 10 (of 14) fairways, but landed only nine greens in regulation at the Country Club of Jackson today. No biggie. While he squared three late bogeys, he more than compensated with an eagle-3 (at the 11th hole) and five birdies to post up just three shot off the clubhouse lead. Wi has gone 32 consecutive starts since the most recent of his 21st career top 10 (2013 Quicken Loans National).
Nov 6 - 5:03 PM

At 3-under-par 72-70-72-71=285, Charlie Wi finished in a seven-way tie for 39th place at the CIMB Classic in what was the only start on his Minor Medical Extension.

He needed no worse than a solo fifth-place finish to fulfill the terms of the medical. However, he had nothing to lose since he placed 149th in the FedExCup standings in 2013-14. As a result, he'll drift into the conditional status category for the remainder of the season. For the record, Wi fell short of his targets by 80.100 FedExCup points and $300,249. To meet the terms with earnings, he would have needed to finish no worse than solo fourth in Kuala Lumpur. Look for him again at next week's Sanderson Farms Championship.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Nov 2 - 3:11 AM

Charlie Wi has one start on a Minor Medical Extension to earn $327,549 or 109.100 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.

Wi received the medical for a injured ring finger on his right hand, but he acknowledged in January that he had suffered a torn ligament in his thumb at the end of 2013, so these maladies may or may not be related. Whatever the case, he pieced together a season feature 11 paydays in 25 starts. When he elects to burn the start, Wi will have nothing to lose since he finished 149th in the FedExCup standings, so he's already set for conditional status in 2014-15.
Oct 4 - 6:39 PM

Charlie Wi was the first to arrive in the clubhouse at 5-under 205 after a third round score of 4-under 32-34=66 at the RBC Canadian Open.

Wi's ascension up the leaderboard was a product of six par breakers, including a nontraditional eagle, holing out on the par-4 ninth from 179 yards out. It was a second shot kind of day, as he split just five (of 14) fairways but recovered nicely with his irons and flat stick. Wi sat just inside the top 25 at the time of his posting. If he can hold onto that position tomorrow, he would grab his first top 25 since January at the Humana Challenge.
Jul 26 - 1:32 PM

Charlie Wi opened the RBC Canadian Open with a 4-under-par 34-32=66 to put a stake down for the very early clubhouse lead.

Wi went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee at Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course this morning. He ranks 155th in FedExCup points after missing his last four cuts, but he opened with a hole-out for birdie from the greenside rough at the par-4 10th today. Wi added five birdies, including a three-yarder from the fringe at the par-3 17th and a pair outside 10 feet on the greens at 2 and 7. He could have taken it even deeper if not for a pair of two-putts from inside seven feet, but considering his form entering the week, he should have been smiling when he signed his card.
Jul 24 - 11:27 AM

Charlie Wi is in jeopardy of missing the FedExCup Playoffs as he enters this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The writing was on the wall last year when Wi barely snuck into the playoffs at 118th place, but now he may miss out on The Barclays for the first time in the playoff era, as he enters the week ranked 155th. With four straight missed cuts ahead of the Canadian Open, expectations are low, but motivation can be a powerful tool.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 23 - 9:39 AM

Charlie Wi enters the Travelers Championship ranked 137th in the FedExCup standings.

Wi is trending in the right direction after back-to-back top-30 finishes at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and FedEx St. Jude Classic. He appeared to hit a rough patch starting last year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and has made the weekend in just 17 of his 34 starts since. Gamers should keep an eye on him this week to see if his good form continues.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 18 - 10:05 AM

Charlie Wi turns his attention to TPC Four Seasons for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Wi currently sits 147th in the FedExCup standings, so he needs to make a move if he hopes to earn a spot inside the top 125 to keep his PGA TOUR card and reach the FEC Playoffs. He tied for seventh in this event back in 2008, then shared 23rd a year later. Since then he's missed two cuts and tied for 73rd. Not exactly a great trend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 12 - 9:49 PM

Charlie Wi will have a crack at Harbour Town Golf Links at this week's RBC Heritage.

Wi is batting .500 for the 2014 season with 6 cuts made in 12 events. Unfortunately four of those cuts made came before February. Without any recent form or course history, gamers should not be expecting much out of Wi this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 16 - 1:12 PM

Charlie Wi readies for his eighth Valero Texas Open this week.

Three of his previous seven starts have occurred at TPC San Antonio, with a T17 in 2010 and a T4 in 2012 overshadowing a missed cut last year. The bigger concern is his 2013-14 form. He's made just half of his 10 cuts and ranks 127th in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 24 - 9:05 PM

Charlie Wi is set for his sixth trip to PGA National and his seventh venture to The Honda Classic.

PGA National took over as the host venue in 2007. Three of Wi's six trips to PGA National have resulted in top-15 finishes, so his course history earns a check mark. Things have slowed down lately, as he missed the cut in 2011 and tied for 44th in 2012. He normally plays well in his home state of California, but that wasn't the case in 2014. He's missed the cut in each of his last three starts, rendering current form as a red flag.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 26 - 9:41 PM

Charlie Wi opened the Humana Challenge with a 7-under-par 34-31=65 at PGA West's Palmer Private, good for early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Wi hit only 11 greens in regulation but converted nine birdies against two bogeys. He signed his card with a strokes gained-putting split north of 2.875. After his round, he told Golf Channel that he didn't play at the end of 2013 due to a torn ligament in his thumb. (He didn't specify which hand.) While he suffered the injury prior to the Frys.com Open, he tied for 12th at CordeValle and missed the cut in Vegas the following week before sitting out until a T38 last week at Waialae. The winless Wi entered the week 142-for-210 with five runner-up finishes in his PGA TOUR career. He'll try and pile on at La Quinta Country Club in the second round.
Jan 16 - 5:03 PM

Charlie Wi returns from a lengthy vacation for the Sony Open.

Wi competed in the first two events of 2013-14 back in October, which included a T12 at the Frys.com Open, but hasn't seen action on the PGA TOUR since. As a West Coast guy, he typically plays a hefty schedule in January and February. He tied for 26th in this event last year.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 7 - 9:17 PM

Charlie Wi concluded the 2013 PGA TOUR season 123rd in the FedExCup standings, sneaking into the top 125 to remain fully exempt for 2013-14.

Not wanting to chance taking things down to the wire again this season, Wi jumped out of the gates with a T12 at the Frys.com Open to start the year before failing to cash at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open the next week. We haven't seen the smooth putter since, which likely just means he's sticking to his regular list of tournaments and The McGladrey Classic and OHL Classic at Mayakoba didn't crack the rotation. Never a winner on TOUR, it's still fair to expect him to finish inside the top 100 on money and FEC lists at season's end given his solid start.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 03:47:00 PM