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December 18, 2005 | Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
BROWSING in a Katmandu antique shop one day in 1982, Ian Baker overheard a conversation about a Tibetan sage who had found a hidden paradise between vaulting cliffs in a little-explored corner of Tibet. Baker was curious. He had heard about Tibet's "hidden lands" -- sacred places that Tibetans believe can be found only by a devout pilgrim who can endure both physical and spiritual challenges.
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December 18, 2005 | Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
BROWSING in a Katmandu antique shop one day in 1982, Ian Baker overheard a conversation about a Tibetan sage who had found a hidden paradise between vaulting cliffs in a little-explored corner of Tibet. Baker was curious. He had heard about Tibet's "hidden lands" -- sacred places that Tibetans believe can be found only by a devout pilgrim who can endure both physical and spiritual challenges.
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July 12, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years ago on this very same Royal Birkdale golf course, the name Ian Baker-Finch was etched on the British Open trophy and he was recognized as one of the world's top players. But mention Ian Baker- Finch's name today and you might see a lot of people shake their heads sadly, then sort of move away, as though they're afraid they might catch something.
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January 7, 2005 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Suddenly, you can buy his books at Costco. Back then, he was just Ian, as in, "Ian's been upstairs in his room meditating for the last six hours and we can't seem to rouse him," or, "Ian's just fallen off a mountain in Norway and cracked his head open. Again."
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January 6, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ian Baker-Finch and Paul Azinger didn't have to look at the leader board to know who was in front during the second round of the $750,000 MONY Tournament of Champions at La Costa. Playing together in a twosome, they merely had to look at each other Friday, and drew inspiration in the process. Baker-Finch, a 29-year-old Australian, won the "match-play" round from Azinger.
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April 12, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When play stopped Saturday, there was a leader in the clubhouse and a leader on the course--and they were both Australian. A 2-hour 53-minute delay prompted by a thunderstorm with lightning disrupted the Masters golf tournament. Ian Baker-Finch managed to finish by running to the 18th tee to get his round in, which he barely did. He shot a four under-par 68, 207 for 54 holes, nine under, and has the luxury of sleeping in today before he begins his final round in the afternoon.
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January 8, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Azinger and Australia's Ian Baker-Finch were paired together for the last three rounds of the $750,000 MONY Tournament of Champions at La Costa. They conversed while playing and there was obvious mutual admiration even until the end of what amounted to match play competition. Fittingly, the tournament wasn't decided until the 18th hole Sunday when Azinger got his par and Baker-Finch took a bogey five.
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January 7, 2005 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Suddenly, you can buy his books at Costco. Back then, he was just Ian, as in, "Ian's been upstairs in his room meditating for the last six hours and we can't seem to rouse him," or, "Ian's just fallen off a mountain in Norway and cracked his head open. Again."
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November 14, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ian Woosnam birdied four of the final five holes to overtake Ian Baker-Finch and win the $1-million PGA Grand Slam of Golf Kauai Lagoons, Hawaii. Woosnam, who won $400,000, finished nine-under at 135. Baker-Finch shot 71 to finish at 139.
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February 11, 1985 | Associated Press
American Mike Colandro shot a final-round 72 for a 285 total and fifth-place finish Sunday in the $60,000 Victoria Open Championship. Australian golfer Ian Baker-Finch won the event by two strokes after carding a 3-under-par 69 and finishing with a 279 total.
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July 12, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years ago on this very same Royal Birkdale golf course, the name Ian Baker-Finch was etched on the British Open trophy and he was recognized as one of the world's top players. But mention Ian Baker- Finch's name today and you might see a lot of people shake their heads sadly, then sort of move away, as though they're afraid they might catch something.
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April 12, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When play stopped Saturday, there was a leader in the clubhouse and a leader on the course--and they were both Australian. A 2-hour 53-minute delay prompted by a thunderstorm with lightning disrupted the Masters golf tournament. Ian Baker-Finch managed to finish by running to the 18th tee to get his round in, which he barely did. He shot a four under-par 68, 207 for 54 holes, nine under, and has the luxury of sleeping in today before he begins his final round in the afternoon.
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January 8, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Azinger and Australia's Ian Baker-Finch were paired together for the last three rounds of the $750,000 MONY Tournament of Champions at La Costa. They conversed while playing and there was obvious mutual admiration even until the end of what amounted to match play competition. Fittingly, the tournament wasn't decided until the 18th hole Sunday when Azinger got his par and Baker-Finch took a bogey five.
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January 6, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ian Baker-Finch and Paul Azinger didn't have to look at the leader board to know who was in front during the second round of the $750,000 MONY Tournament of Champions at La Costa. Playing together in a twosome, they merely had to look at each other Friday, and drew inspiration in the process. Baker-Finch, a 29-year-old Australian, won the "match-play" round from Azinger.
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