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Ian Baker-Finch to make comeback

Ian Baker-Finch, who was "forced" to give the game away, is making a comeback _ but just for fun.

Baker-Finch, who won the 1991 British Open, will play at this year's Australian PGA Championship in November.

One of Australia’s most gifted golfers, Baker-Finch was “forced” into retirement after failing to overcome the putting “yips”.

But he said he doesn’t want to get back into the game fulltime.

He intends to mix playing some of this summer's PGA Tour of Australasia events into an already busy work schedule, starting with the PGA at Royal Queensland.

"I just think it's time," Baker-Finch told Channel Nine today.

"I've had three years away, my game's in good shape, I turn 40 at the end of October, so I'm just going to play a couple, just go and have fun and enjoy myself out there but still continue with the course design work and with the ABC commentary in the States.

I'm enjoying my golf ... I used to practice a lot, now I just play every day, I throw the clubs over the shoulder and go and play every day.

"I'm going to come back part-time when I get a spare week and play and enjoy it and catch up with my old life.”

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