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Ian Baker-Finch Biography
Australian professional golfer, [[Ian Baker-Finch]] was born October 24, 1960 and is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1991.
Born in Nambour, Australia. Baker-Finch turned professional in 1979. Baker-Finch credits Jack Nicklaus as his greatest influence, saying that he based his game on Nicklaus' book, Golf My Way. He began his professional career on the PGA Tour of Australasia, winning his first professional tournament, the New Zealand Open, in 1983. That victory earned him an entry to the British Open in 1984. He would make headlines by taking the 36-hole lead, holding onto the lead after three rounds but then shooting a disastrous last round 79 to finish ninth, much in the manner of Bobby Clampett who had endured a similar collapse two years previously.
Baker-Finch was hired by ABC Sports to commentate on golf tournaments in 1998, and did so until 2006, when he was hired by CBS Sports. On broadcasts he is often known by the nickname "Finchy". The only PGA Tour event he has played since the 1997 Open Championship was the 2001 MasterCard Colonial, where he missed the cut with rounds of 74 and 77.
In 2003, 2005 and 2007 Baker-Finch served as Gary Player's captain's assistant for the International team in the Presidents Cup. In January 2008 he joined the Gary Player Group as an international brand ambassador and golf course designer. He plans to compete on the Champions Tour after he turns 50 in 2010.
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