Baker-Finch's last tournament win was the 1993 Australian PGA. His last tournament outing came in 1997 at the British Open, where he withdrew after an opening 92.
Baker-Finch, an Australian, is 40 years old. 'I work 26 weeks a year for television,' he said. 'I cannot play as well.'
Baker-Finch was 4-under through 16 holes last week when he played as a marker to Scott Verplank before taking a 10 at the controversial 17th at Valderrama.