Ian Baker Finch Net Worth

January 20, 2023
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Ian Michael Baker-Finch was born on 24 October 1960, in Nambour, Queensland, Australia, and is a professional golf player, known from playing on the PGA Tour, European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia, and particularly for winning the 1991 Open Championship. He’s been active as a pro in the sport since 1979. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ian Baker-Finch? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional golf. He also now does broadcasting work, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Ian Baker Finch Net Worth $5 million

Ian started getting known in 1979 when he turned professional. He started his pro career as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia, in which he got his first professional tournament win in 1983’s New Zealand Open. Thanks to his win, he would gain entry to the 1984 British Open, in which he had the 36-hole lead and held on to it after three rounds, but had troubles during the last round and finished ninth. Despite that, his net worth was starting to increase significantly. He then joined the European Tour, and would win the 1985 Scandinavian Enterprise Open. He also continued to play as part of the Australasia Tour and would win several tournaments. He also played on the Japan Golf Tour.

In 1985, Baker-Finch made his first PGA Tour appearance as an invitee. He then became a regular member of the Tour in 1989 thanks to his qualifying third place finish at the 1988 World Series of Golf. He won his first PGA Tour tournament at the Southwestern Bell Colonial, which got him a two year exemption, and would get finish 16th on the PGA Tour money list the following year.

His net worth continued to quickly build, and he became one of the most renowned international golfers, getting another win at the 1991 British Open. He also got several runner-up finishes along with qualifying for the Tour Championship. His earnings increased and he made a brief appearance in the Official World Golf Ranking top 10.

Afterwards, Ian would have a runner-up finish in The Players Championship in 1992, but then his career would start declining. He still competed in Australia in the next few years winning two tournaments, but difficulties meant that his last top 10 finish in the PGA Tour would be at the 1994 Masters Tournament. In the next few years, he would either leave tournaments after the first round or not survive the second-round cut. His problems were psychological, with his performances in practice flawless while he continued to have problems in actual tournaments. After a dismal performance at the 1997 Open at Royal Troon, he retired from professional golf.

In 2003, he was the captain’s assistant for the international team in the Presidents Cup, a role he repeated in 2005 and 2007 as well. Two years later, he was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.

Baker-Finch also turned his interests to golf course management and design, and also found broadcasting work, with ABC Sports and ESPN to work as a commentator until 2006. The following year, he became an announcer for CBS Sports. He was awarded an Australian Sports Medal thanks to his achievements in golf.

For his personal life, it is known that Ian is married to Jennie, and they have two children. The family now resides in North Palm Beach, Florida.

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