"I went from shooting an average of 68 every time I played to an average of 74 every time I played just in three or four weeks," he said.
Baker-Finch said he went back to doing what he had done in the past and he has gained positive thoughts. He expressed optimism, yet it was mixed with uncertainty.
Perhaps it's a good thing he's only playing four events on the Champions Tour. Or, maybe he'll score low this weekend.
His TV schedule keeps him busy, so no one would blame Baker-Finch for just having fun with this opportunity.
But he appears to be taking it serious, yet with some realistic expectations.
"… For me it's more of my first time out, just going and playing and see how I go and hopefuly be able to be comfortable enough to play like I know I can play," he said.
Watson said this is the final tournament he'll play in as he prepares for the Masters. At the Toshiba Classic he said he'll be using a new putting stroke.
"I've adjusted my arm position and my setup position," he said. "Basically I'm a little bit more behind the ball with my head. I'm not on top of it. I'm behind it. My right shoulder and right arm is closer to my body. I open my stance to get there. We'll see if it works."
Watson's best finish at the Toshiba Classic, came last year when he tied for fifth.
Toshiba Classic Pro-Am Results
Newport Beach Country Club (Par 71)
(Professional in bold)
Morning Flight, Low Net
1. Lonnie Nielsen, Michael Mathe, Richard Cucco, Rodolfo Paskvan, Leon Mordoh 52
2. Fuzzy Zoeller, Ray Appel, Bob Goon, Paul Folino, Mike Downey 53
3. Chip Beck, Alan Zuckerman, Richard Afable, Rick Norling, Alan Beyer 54