Mark James Personal Notes
Nicknamed "Jesse" by his fellow professionals.
Made a comeback in 2001 at the Volvo PGA Championships after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent chemotherapy and surgery in 2000.
As an amateur, struck deal with his father that he would study hard for his A levels (he made two) in return for assistance to play one year of competitive golf as a full-time amateur.
Passionate about his garden (refers to it as "ground under repair") in Yorkshire, England, and "Star Trek.".
Started skiing in 1993 and usually makes an annual ski trip.
Lists Woodhall Spa, Sunningdale (Old) in England and Portmarnock in Ireland as his favorite golf courses.
Favorite entertainer was Elvis Presley and favorite movie is "Total Recall.".
Favorite food is roast chicken.
Favorite book is The Dancing Wu Li Masters.
Heroes are Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
Has done some golf commentary work for BBC.