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 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 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). James (Eng) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) at the first playoff hole. [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 James (Eng). [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].
Played as the NM English Open (Aug 16-19). Defending champion 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; Eurpn Tr event). 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 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 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.
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