Ian Baker-Finch

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Golf Analyst, CBS Sports

    Sports - Golf
    Sports - Broadcasters

    Ian Baker-Finch: Biography at a Glance

    • CBS Sports golf analyst
    • Has won 16 tournaments as a professional golf player, winning The Open Championship in 1991
    • International brand ambassador and golf course designer for the Gary Player Group
    • Former analyst for ABC and ESPN



    Winner of 16 tournaments worldwide, including the 1991 British Open, Ian Baker-Finch is currently a golf analyst for CBS Sports.

    Baker-Finch grew up in Australia as the youngest of six children. He played many sports, but identified a knack for golf at a young age. By the time he was 15, he had won countless junior titles and decided to pursue a professional career. When he was 18, he joined the Australia Tour.

    After more than a decade of successful competition around the world, he won the 1991 British Open at Royal Birkdale. From 1983 - 1993, he won 16 titles worldwide, including tournaments on all major Tours. He represented Australia at the World Cup in 1985, The World Tours Championships from 1985 - 1991 and the Dunhill Cup in 1989 and 1992.

    Since retiring from full-time PGA Tour competition in 1997, Ian worked as a golf analyst for ABC and ESPN. Highly regarded as a successful announcer with an easy-going demeanor, he was hired by CBS in 2006.

    In January 2008, Ian joined The Gary Player Group as an international brand ambassador and golf course designer.

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