CBS Warns Announcer Not to Talk Tiger

Baker-Finch says he'll be fired if he mentions Woods
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 12:53 PM CST
Ian Baker-Finch of Australia chips out of a sand trap during practice for the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – CBS golf commentator Ian Baker-Finch says the network’s warned him not to talk about a certain scandal-plagued golf star. “Mate, if I say one word about Tiger I will get fired,” the former British Open champion told the Sydney Morning Herald. From there, all he’d say was that if Woods was still sitting out come April, he liked Australian up-and-comer Michael Sim’s chances in Augusta.

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