U.S. Open

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Baker-Finch's impressive return

May 28, 2009

How impressive was Ian Baker-Finch's round of two-under par 68 in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on Thursday?

It was his first PGA Tour round in the 60s since the GTE Byron Nelson Classic in 1996. Should he make the cut on Friday, it would mark the first cut he's made in a tour event with a cut since the Sprint International in 1994.

Baker-Finch, 48, is making his first PGA Tour since the Colonial in 2001.

-- John Strege