The 2004 Senior PGA Championship
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Mark James

Mark James

Birthplace: Manchester, England
Residence: Ilkley, England
Birthdate: October 27, 1953
Age: 50
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Turned Pro: 1975

Player Notes

James had splendid amateur career when he won the English Amateur at the age of 20 in 1974 and reached the final of the British Amateur, but was beaten 8 & 7 by Vinny Giles. He played in the 1975 Walker Cup matches when he won 3 of Great Britain's 8 and a half points. He then turned professional and in his rookie year finished 15th on the Order of Merit, to win Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 1976. James, who is a keen gardener has had a very successful career, never finishing higher than 32nd on the Order of Merit, despite being regarded as a poor putter. James is a long-serving Tournament Committee member and was chairman in 1994. He was also one time a member of the PGA European Tour's board of directors. Member 1977, '79, '81, '89, '91, '93 & '95 European Ryder Cup Team, will be the team captain in 1999. . . Resumed his golf career at the Volvo PGA Championship in May 2001 following a successful battle with cancer. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, he underwent chemotherapy and surgery before he was able to make his comeback. Stood down as Chairman of The European Tour's Tournament Committee at the end of 2003. Captain of Europe's Ryder Cup Team at The Country Club, Brookline, in 1999. Used the experience gained there to act as a valuable member of Sam Torrance's backroom team as Europe regained the trophy at The Belfry... The last couple of years, has helped as part of the BBC's commentary team at the event.

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 8; stroke average 70.94 (ranked 15th); money £300,786 (ranked 10th)...

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; top ten finishes - 7; stroke average 71.66 (ranked 26th); money £192,558 (ranked 21st); best finish, 2nd Epson Grand Prix...

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 6; stroke average 71.57(ranked T-36th); money £155,381 (ranked 32nd); best finish, T-2nd BMW International...

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 22; top ten finishes - 8; stroke average 70.77 (ranked 4th); money £391,589 (ranked 11th); won Maderia Island Open, Turespana Iberia Open de Canarias.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.48 (ranked T-29th); money £457,819 (ranked 5th); best finish 2nd, Jersey European Airways Open.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 22; top ten finishes - 6; stroke average 70.84 (ranked 5th); money £313,237 (ranked 7th); best finish won, Moroccan Open.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 72.55 (ranked T-88th); money £76,070 (ranked 116th); best finish T-6t, Scottish Open.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; top ten finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 70.84 (ranked 14th); money £271,511 (ranked 14th); winner Peugeot Open de Espana.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 71.35 (ranked 37th); money £121,351 (ranked 58th); best finish T-4th, Peugeot Open de Espana.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 72.84 (ranked 65th); ¢Euro474,199 or £338,714 (ranked 18th); best finish 2nd, Madeira Island Open & Volvo PGA Championship.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 72.83 (ranked 128th); ¢Eruo178,140 or £105,944 (ranked 90th); best finish T2nd, Compass Group English Open.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.24 (ranked 195th); ¢Eruo27,033 or £16,808 (ranked 198th); best finish T37th, Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.88 (ranked 159th); ¢Eruo82,326 or £52,492 (ranked 154th); best finish T37th, Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.39 (ranked 146th); ¢Eruo115,994 or £80,872 (ranked 143rd); best finish T19th, Dunhill Links Championship.

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