BAKER-FINCH Ian

Ian BAKER-FINCH

AUS

Biography

ResidenceFlorida, USA
AttachmentSanctuary Cove
Date of Birth:24/10/1960
Place of BirthNambour, Australia
Height & Weight6ft 5in 14st 4lbs (193cm 91kg)
FamilyWife: Jennie (m. 1987); Children: Hayley (1989), Laura (1991)
InterestsWine, golf course design, motor sport
Turned Pro1979
Qualifying School

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  • Launch of the Handa Australian Senior Open
  • Launch of the Handa Australian Senior Open

Biography

Made his Senior Tour debut in the Handa Australian Senior Open in November 2010 after a lengthy break from the competitive game, finishing a respectable tied 15th. Best known for his victory in The 1991 Open Championship, closing with rounds of 64 and 66 to finish two strokes clear of compatriot Mike Harwood. Was runner up in the Players Championship on the US PGA Tour the following year after breaking into the World’s Top Ten but suffered a loss of form and confidence and eventually retired from the game in 1997 aged 37. Grew up in the same Queensland neighbourhood as fellow professional golfers Greg Norman and Wayne Grady. Won on four major Tours, including the Scandinavian Open on The European Tour in 1985. After retiring from Tour life he became a renowned television commentator but decided to give the game another shot on the Senior Tour and Champions Tour.

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European Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR0
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 126,000 (1991)

Teams

Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1989, 92 World Cup 1985 4 Tours World Championship 1985, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 (winners), 91

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