Bill Mallon

Last updated
Bill Mallon
Personal information
Full nameWilliam James Mallon
Born (1952-02-02) February 2, 1952 (age 71)
Paterson, New Jersey
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Sporting nationalityFlag of the United States.svg  United States
College Duke University
Turned professional1975
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open 53rd: 1977
The Open Championship DNP

William James Mallon (born February 2, 1952) is an American orthopedic surgeon, former professional golfer and a leading authority on the history of the Olympic Games.


Golf career

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, [1] Mallon studied at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in math 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 [1] and one Mid-Atlantic title. [1]

Mallon turned professional in 1975 [1] and joined the PGA Tour after qualifying at Q-school in the fall of 1975. [1] He played four seasons, 1976–79, posting three top-10 finishes [2] with a best finish of tied for 5th at the 1977 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open. He played in the 1977 U.S. Open and was twice in the top 100 on the money list.

Medical career

After leaving the PGA Tour 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 and elbow 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 vice-president in 2012 and will be president in 2014, 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 has been editor of that publication in 2009.

Olympics historian

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 organizing committees of both the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics. Mallon has also been a consultant statistician to the International Olympic Committee and was awarded the Olympic Order in silver in 2001 for his services to the Olympic movement.

Amateur wins

Professional wins

Select bibliography

Related Research Articles

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. The competition was held from 29 May to 2 June at the Place de Breteuil in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, as part of the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The equestrian events were organised by the Société Hippique Française and titled as the Concours Hippique International, with competitors from eight countries competing in three jumping and two driving events.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lauri Pihkala</span> Finnish sportsman

Lauri "Tahko" Pihkala was the inventor of pesäpallo, the Finnish variant of baseball. In 1969 he became one of the first persons to receive an honorary doctorate in Sport Sciences from the University of Jyväskylä, together with president Urho Kekkonen and Professor Kaarina Kari.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Italy at the 1896 Summer Olympics</span> Sporting event delegation

One competitor from Italy was present at the 1896 Summer Olympics. He competed in shooting. Italy was one of four nations present that won no medals; Sweden, Chile and Bulgaria were the others. Italy's competitor, Rivabella, entered one event in the shooting program.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Finland at the 1908 Summer Olympics</span> Sporting event delegation

Finland competed at the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The Grand Duchy of Finland was part of the Russian Empire at the time, but Finland had become a sovereign member of the International Olympic Committee in 1907.

Ragnar Olof Jakob Stenberg was a Finnish sprinter and a sports leader.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Elmer Niklander</span> Finnish athlete

Elmer Konstantin Niklander was a Finnish athlete who competed in throwing events, winning the gold medal in the 1920 discus throw and three other Olympic medals and 44 Finnish championships.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Aarne Salovaara</span> Finnish gymnast

Aarne Ihamo Salovaara was a Finnish athlete, who won two Olympic medals and two Finnish championships.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Juho Halme</span> Finnish javelin thrower

Johan Valdemar "Juho" Halme was a Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics and won six Finnish championships in various events in 1907–1916. He died during the Finnish Civil War.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Armas Pesonen</span> Finnish javelin thrower (1885–1947)

Armas Johannes Pesonen was a Finnish track and field athlete, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jalmari Sauli</span> Finnish athlete and writer (1889–1957)

Jalmari Verneri Sauli was a Finnish writer and track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Evert Jakobsson</span> Finnish javelin thrower

Evert Brynolf Jakobsson was a Finnish javelin thrower who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jarl Jakobsson</span> Finnish javelin thrower

Jarl Gustaf Anian Jakobsson was a Finnish track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gustaf Nyman</span> Finnish sport shooter

Gustaf Richard Nyman was a Finnish sport shooter, who competed in the 1908 and the 1912 Summer Olympics, and won a world championship bronze.

Boules was on the Summer Olympic Games programme in 1900. Boules events have generally not been classified as official, although the IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not. As with the sport of croquet, generally regarded as "official", boules satisfied three of four retrospective criteria — restriction to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors and without handicapping. As with croquet, there were only French players.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Emil Nässling</span> Finnish sports shooter

Emil Michael Nässling was a Finnish sports shooter, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics, and won one Finnish national championship gold.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Frans Nässling</span> Finnish sports shooter

Frans Reinold Nässling was a Finnish sports shooter, who competed at the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics, and won three Finnish national championship golds.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hugo Jonsson</span> Finnish swimmer

Hugo Alarik Jonsson was a Finnish swimmer, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John Henriksson</span> Finnish swimmer

John Gustav Henriksson was a Finnish swimmer, who competed in two events at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Herman Cederberg</span> Finnish swimmer

Herman Edvard Cederberg was a Finnish swimmer, who competed at the 1908 and the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Lauri Wilskman was a Finnish track and field athlete, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 PGA Tour. The PGA Tour Book 1978. p. 112.
  2. "Bill Mallon – Career Stats by Season". Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  3. 1 2 "Past New England Amateur Champions" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 26, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2011.