Name:Mark Hugh James
Born:Oct 28, 1953 in Barton, Manchester, England.
Original/Home Club:Manchester, England
Occupation:Professional golfer, golf commentator.
Played as the inaugural Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open (May 8-10). James (Eng) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) at the third playoff hole. [Son Gual GC, nr Palma, Mallorca, Spain].
Played as the inaugural Allianz Championship (Feb 9-11). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mark James (Eng), who recorded the last of his three Champions Tour wins. [Old course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 18-20). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Tom Wargo (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mark James (Eng), who posted his second Champions Tour win. [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].
Played as the Bovis LendLease European Senior Masters (Sept 2-4). 51-year-old Mark James (Eng) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his two European Senior Tour wins. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 8-11). Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) finished 1 shot behind James (Eng), who claimed his first Champions Tour win and first major championship title. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Peugeot Open de Espana (April 24-27). James (Eng) beat Greg Norman (Aus) at the third playoff hole. [No.2 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid; now called Real (Royal) La Moraleja].
Played as the Moroccan Open (March 9-12). Second-placed David Gilford (Eng) finished 1 shot behind James (Eng). [Royal GC Agadir, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the inaugural Madeira Island Open (Jan 14-17; Eurpn Tr season opener). Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) and Paul Broadhurst (Eng) finished 3 shots behind James (Eng). [Santo da Serra GC, Machico, Madeira; at the time known as GC Madeira].
Played as the Turespana Iberia Open de Canarias (Feb 11-14). Second-placed De Wet Basson (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Mark James (Eng). [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].
Played as the NM English Open (Aug 16-19). Defending champion Mark James (Eng) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Dunhill British Masters (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind James (Eng). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
Played as the inaugural Karl Litten Desert Classic (March 2-5; European Tour event). Mark James (Eng) beat Peter O'Malley (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the AGF Open (March 24-27). Mark Mouland (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Mark James (Eng). [Flamants Rose course, La Grande Motte GC, nr Montpellier, France].
Played as the NM English Open (June 15-18). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire), Sam Torrance (Scot) and Craig Parry (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mark James (Eng). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 3 shots behind James (Eng). [Real (Royal) Pedrena, nr Santander, Spain].
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 14-17). James (Eng) beat Lee Trevino (USA) and Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
Played as the GSI L'Equipe Open (May 16-19). Second-placed Carl Mason (Eng) finished 3 shots behind James (Eng). [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the Tunisian Open (April 14-17; European Tour season-opener). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot), Gordon J. Brand (Eng) and Tom Sieckmann (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mark James (Eng). [El Kantaoui Golf Intl, nr Sousse, Tunisia].
Played as the Italian Open. Second-placed Bobby Clampett (USA) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 3 shots behind James (Eng). [Is Molas Resort, Pula, nr Cagliari, Sardinia].
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 1 shot behind defending champion James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the inaugural Welsh Golf Classic (June 14-17). James (Eng) beat Mike Miller (Scot) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. Eddie Polland (N.Ire) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Wenvoe Castle GC, Wenvoe, nr Cardiff, S Wales].
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Markus Agren (Nepal, amateur) finished 1 shot behind James (Eng). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the Sun Alliance European Match Play Championship (Jun 28-Jul 1). James (Eng) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 18-hole final to record his first European Tour win. [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].
Mark James (Eng) won the European Tour 1976 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. James finished 15th on the Tour's (points-based) Order of Merit; he won £10,309 in prize money during the season.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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