Baddeley Inks Deal with The Golf Channel

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SYDNEY, Australia -- Two-time Australian Open golf champion Aaron Baddeley has signed on as an analyst with The Golf Channel.
 
Aaron BaddeleyBaddeley's management company said Thursday he will also appear in some of the channel's regular programs and will be the subject of a documentary.
 
The winner of consecutive Australian Opens -- in 1999 as an amateur and in 2000 as a pro -- Baddeley finished his first full year on the PGA TOUR in 73rd place on the money list with $989,000.
 
He lost a playoff to Ernie Els at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January.
 
Baddeley was born in Lebanon, N.H, and holds American and Australian citizenship. His father, Ron, was chief mechanic on race car driver Mario Andretti's pit crew before the family moved to Australia when Baddeley was two.
 
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