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.
Ian and his wife live with their family in North Palms Beach, Florida.