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Tour Report: No. 59: Charlie Wi

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: A nine-time winner around the world, Charlie Wi has five runner-up finishes in the last six seasons on the PGA TOUR. He’ll need to improve his final-round scoring average — Wi currently ranks 144th at 71.83, more than a stroke higher than his average before the cut — to turn those seconds into wins.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Wi finished fifth or better four times in 2012 with the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am his best chance at that elusive breakthrough win. Aided by a opening 61 at Monterey Peninsula, Wi held at least a share of the lead in the first three rounds and was up by three as Sunday dawned. He tripled the first hole, though, and was overtaken by a hard-charging Phil Mickelson. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: He’s one of my favorite players on TOUR. Charlie is a journeyman who may not make the World Golf Hall Of Fame, but is part of a group of player who comprise the backbone of the PGA TOUR. Always a professional, he had a chance to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am but struggled in the final round. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: … In a word, commodity. In six seasons, he’s banked $1.14-$1.85 million in each and posted a runner-up finish in all but one. All four of his top 10s in 2012 were top fives, and it was his age-40 season. His consistency limits him to the middle rounds of full-season formats, a value boosted by a full schedule. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finishes 2 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
By the Numbers
Starts: 25
Cuts made: 18
Rounds played: 52
Top-10 finishes: 4
Money List rank: N/A
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 134th
Driving accuracy: 87th
Greens in regulation: 184th
Strokes gained-putting: 42nd
Scoring average: 115th


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