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Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English professional golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. He now plays senior golf on the U.S.-based Champions Tour.

James was born in Manchester, England and educated at Stamford School. He won the English Amateur championship in 1974 and was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team in 1975. His first professional win was the 1977 Lusaka Open and the following year he picked up the first of his eighteen wins on the European Tour at the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship. He also holds the record worst ever European Tour event score of 111 at the 1978 Italian Open in Sardinia.

James never won a major championship but he had four top five finishes at The Open Championship. He was consistently competitive on the European Tour with twenty top thirty finishes on the Order of Merit, including seven top ten finishes, the best of them third place in 1979. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, but after treatment he made a comeback in 2001.

James represented Great Britain & Ireland or Europe in the Ryder Cup seven times including 1989 when Europe tied the match and retained the cup they had won in 1987, and 1995 when they won it outright. He was the European captain in the controversial "Battle of Brookline" in 1999, when the behaviour of the American galleries and team created a great deal of resentment in Europe, and also James' own actions during the matches drew fire from both sides of the Atlantic.

Prior to the event, James controversially chose Andrew Coltart as his second captain's pick on the team, thus leaving out Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer (veterans who were the two most successful players for the European team in Ryder Cup history). In one of the most discussed moves in the Ryder Cup, James then kept Jean Van de Velde, Jarmo Sandelin and Coltart on the bench during all sixteen matches during the first two days of play, relegating them to singles matches on Sunday only. His refusal to play those three first-time players helped lead to Europe's defeat, as none of the three won their one match. On the other hand, United States captain Ben Crenshaw played all twelve players at least once during the first two days, even though Mark O'Meara only played once.

James published a best selling book about the event called Into the Bear Pit in 2000. In addition to criticising the behaviour of the Americans at Brookline, it also detailed James' clashes with some of his fellow Europeans including Faldo, the fading superstar whose merits as a potential captain's pick for the Ryder Cup had been much debated in the UK. James revealed in his book that just before the Ryder Cup began he had thrown a letter of encouragement from Faldo into the bin rather than share it with team. The controversy that this revelation aroused led to James resigning as one of Europe's Ryder Cup vice-captains for 2001.

A follow-up book, called After the Bear Pit, covering James' battle with cancer and his experiences as a European Tour player, as well as further thoughts on the Ryder Cup, appeared in 2002.

James qualified to play senior golf when he turned fifty in late 2003. He chose to play in the U.S. and was second in the Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament Finals that November. In 2004 he became the first European player to win one of the Champions Tour's senior majors with victory at the Ford Senior Players Championship. In 2005 he won on the Champions Tour for a second time at the ACE Group Classic and finished in the top 20 on the money list for a second consecutive season.

James has also worked as a golf commentator for the BBC.

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Total Books: 62
Memphis Wrestling History Presents Tennessee Athletic Commission Memphis Filings 1977-1980
Wrestling Record Book Jackson TN 1970-1989
2017 - Wrestling Record Book Jackson Tn 1970-1989 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781975894047
ISBN-10: 1975894049
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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AWA Record Book The 1970s Part 2 1975-79
2017 - Awa Record Book the 1970s Part 2 1975-79 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508458579
ISBN-10: 150845857X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Top 100 Monday Nights Of Memphis Wrestling 1974-89
2016 - Top 100 Monday Nights of Memphis Wrestling 1974-89 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537480633
ISBN-10: 1537480634
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Mid-South/UWF 1979-1987
2016 - Wrestling Record Book Mid-south/uwf 1979-1987 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781502906465
ISBN-10: 1502906465
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1992-93 Programs  Booking Sheets
2016 - Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1992-93 Programs Booking Sheets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781530842926
ISBN-10: 1530842921
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1978
2015 - Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1978 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499688092
ISBN-10: 1499688091
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Tuesday Night At The Gardens Pro Wrestling In Louisville
2015 - Tuesday Night at the Gardens Pro Wrestling in Louisville (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781505702484
ISBN-10: 1505702488
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1957-1989 Clippings
2015 - Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1957-1989 Clippings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781518699054
ISBN-10: 1518699057
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Wrestling News Vol 1 1972-1973
2015 - The Wrestling News Vol 1 1972-1973 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514603086
ISBN-10: 151460308X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Florida 1977-1985
2015 - Wrestling Record Book Florida 1977-1985 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781507712597
ISBN-10: 1507712596
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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AWA Record Book The 1970s Part 1 1970-1974
2015 - Awa Record Book the 1970s Part 1 1970-1974 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492242291
ISBN-10: 1492242292
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Detroit 1964-1980
2015 - Wrestling Record Book Detroit 1964-1980 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781503061484
ISBN-10: 1503061485
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Atlanta GA 1960-1984
2014 - Wrestling Record Book Atlanta Ga 1960-1984 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781502755605
ISBN-10: 1502755602
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Jim Crockett Promotions 1980-1988
2014 - Wrestling Record Book Jim Crockett Promotions 1980-1988 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781500256593
ISBN-10: 1500256595
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1977 The War For Memphis
2014 - Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1977 the War for Memphis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781478134725
ISBN-10: 1478134720
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Character 'Cademy
2014 - The Character 'cademy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780988789708
ISBN-10: 0988789701
Genre: Children's Books
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Wrestling Record Book Houston Programs 1982-1983
2014 - Wrestling Record Book Houston Programs 1982-1983 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781495434648
ISBN-10: 1495434648
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Third Man My Life And Times Inside The Ring And Out
2013 - The Third Man My Life and Times Inside the Ring and Out (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781494773977
ISBN-10: 149477397X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Memphis Wrestling History Tennessee Record Book 1980-1989
2013 - Memphis Wrestling History Tennessee Record Book 1980-1989 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781493702534
ISBN-10: 149370253X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Wrestling Record Book Nashville Programs 1951-1952
2013 - Wrestling Record Book Nashville Programs 1951-1952 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781493655083
ISBN-10: 1493655086
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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2013 - Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2013-14 [Palgrave Macmillan Core Statutes] (Paperback)
2013 - Sports Law [Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters] (Paperback)
2010 - Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2010-11 [Palgrave Macmillan Core Statutes] (Paperback)
2009 - Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2009-2010 2009-2010 [Palgrave Macmillan Core Statutes] (Paperback)
2008 - Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2008-09 [Palgrave Macmillan Core Statutes] (Paperback)
2007 - Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2007-08 [Palgrave Macmillan Core Statutes] (Paperback)Paperback