(born 3 January 1972) is a South Korean
who plays on the PGA Tour
. He has also previously played on both the European and Asian Tours.
Wi was born in Seoul
, and moved to Los Angeles, California
, United States
at the age of 10. He attended the University of California, Berkeley
, after briefly attending the University of Nevada, Reno
and had a successful amateur career before turning professional in 1995.
Early in his career, Wi played all over the world, competing on the European
tours. He had most success on the Asian Tour where he finished second on the money list in 2001, just behind Thongchai Jaidee
, having won three times during the season.
Wi earned his place on the PGA Tour
for 2005 when he successfully negotiated all three stages of the 2004 qualifying school
. However, he did not do well enough in his rookie season to retain his card, and went back to play on the Asian Tour in 2006, finishing 4th on the money list. He also competed on the second tier Nationwide Tour
, before returning to qualifying school where he regained his place on the PGA Tour for 2007.
In February 2006, Wi secured the biggest win of his career, when he won the Maybank Malaysian Open
, an event co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.
In May 2011, Wi finished runner-up at a PGA Tour event for the fourth time in his career losing to David Toms
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