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William James Mallon (born February 2, 1952) is an American orthopaedic surgeon, former professional golfer and a leading authority on the history of the Olympic Games.
Total Books: 24
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mallon studied at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in maths and physics. While at Duke he played collegiate golf and was a two time All-American, twice voted to the Outstanding College Athletes of America and was a two-time participant in the NCAA tournament. He won over 40 amateur tournaments including two victories in both the Massachusetts and New England Amateur Championships and one Mid-Atlantic title.
Mallon joined the PGA Tour in 1975 and remained until 1979 posting four top-10 finishes with a best finish of 5th in the 1977 Tucson Open. He played in the 1977 U.S. Open and was twice in the top 100 on the money list.
After leaving the PGA Tour in 1979 he returned to Duke University to study medicine graduating as an M.D. in 1984. He was a resident at Duke University medical center between 1984 and 1990 and is now the Associate Consulting Professor of Orthopaedics as well as having his own practice. He specializes in complex reconstructive shoulder surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, where he served as both Membership Committee Chairman, and Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Closed Meeting Program, and a member of the advisory council of the Institute of Preventative Sports Medicine. He has written widely on the subject of sporting injuries and has been the medical editor of Golf Digest since 1987. Previously North American editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery he will take over as editor of that publication in 2009.
Bill Mallon is also a leading authority on the history of the Olympic Games and has written 24 books on the subject. He was a co-founder and later president of the International Society of Olympic Historians and was historical consultant to the organising committees of both the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics. Mallon has also been a consultant statistician to the IOC and was awarded the Olympic Order in silver in 2001 for services to the Olympic movement.