Ian Baker-Finch
CBS Sports Golf Analyst

Birthday: September 16

Ian Baker-Finch, winner of 16 tournaments worldwide, including the 1991 British Open, joined CBS Sports as an analyst for the Network’s golf coverage in 2007.


Baker-Finch began his professional golfing career on the Australian Tour in 1979, and after more than a decade of successful competition around the world, he won the 1991 British Open at  Royal Birkdale. From 1983-93, Baker-Finch won 16 titles worldwide including tournaments on all four major Tours. He represented Australia in the 1985 World Cup, four World Tours Championships from 1985-91 and the Dunhill Cup in 1989 and 1992. He also served as Peter Thomson’s Vice Captain for the International Presidents Cup Team in 1996, as well as Gary Players’ Assistant Captain for the 2003, 2005 and 2007 International Presidents Cup Team.  

Having worked for more than a decade as a golf analyst for all the major tours throughout the world, Baker-Finch joined TNT in 2008 as an analyst for its golf coverage. He began competing on the Champions Tour in 2011, shortly after his 50th birthday.  Baker-Finch travels extensively, fulfilling his passion to play the world’s top-rated golf courses while honing his skills as a golf course designer. Baker-Finch Design has been involved in golf course design for the last decade, including the recently completed “Desert Course” at Arabian Ranches, Dubai.  


Baker-Finch was born October 24, 1960 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia. He lives in North Palm Beach, Fla., with his wife Jennie, and two children.


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