JAMES Mark

Mark JAMES

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Biography

ResidenceIlkley, England
AttachmentDisabled Golf Association
Date of Birth:28/10/1953
Place of BirthManchester, England
Height & Weight6' 0" 12st 10lbs (180cm 81kg)
FamilyWife: Jane (m. 1980)
InterestsAll sports, science fiction, gardening, skiing
Turned Pro1976 (plus 1)
Qualifying School

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Biography

Won the English Amateur Championship in 1974 and picked up his first professional win three years later as a 23 year old, the first of 18 victories on the European Tour. Finished inside the top 30 on the Order of Merit twenty times, including seven top-ten finishes. Represented GB&I and Europe in the Ryder Cup seven times, and was Captain in 1999. Finished inside the top five in The Open Championship on four occasions. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, but resumed his professional career the following year after treatment. Won the first of two Senior Tour titles in 2005.

Career RecordMore

European Tour Wins18
Senior Tour Wins3
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR0
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 202,300 (1999)

Teams

Amateur Walker Cup 1975 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1969-75 Professional Ryder Cup 1977, 79, 81, 89, 91, 93, 95 (winners), 99 (Captain) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1988, 89, 90, 93, 95, 97, 99 World Cup 1978, 79, 82, 84, 87, 88, 90, 93, 97, 99 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1976 (winners), 78 (winners), 80 (winners), 82 (winners & individual winner), 84 (winners) 4 Tours World Championship 1988, 89, 90

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