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Mark William McNulty (born 25 October 1953) is an Irish/Zimbabwean professional golfer currently playing on the Champions Tour. He was one of the leading players on the European Tour from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, and cracked the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 83 weeks from 1987 to 1992.

McNulty was born in Bindura, Southern Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe). He was raised on a farm in the Centenary area of Zimbabwe. His step-father was an amateur pilot who had an airstrip on the farm. When his step-father was diagnosed with epilepsy, he was forced to give up flying, so he converted the airstrip into a three-hole golf course. This is where Mark first learned to play golf.

McNulty became a citizen of Ireland in 2003 at the age of 50. He was eligible to do so because his maternal grandmother was born in Ballymena in Northern Ireland. He explained that his reason for doing so was his concern that as a non-resident Zimbabwean it could take him up to two years to get his passport renewed if he lost it. He further explained at the 2009 British Seniors' Open that "Mr. Mugabe no longer wanted me as a Zimbabwean". Commentators elaborated that the farm that his family had been managing for 40-something years had been confiscated by the Mugabe regime. He currently lives in Sunningdale, England.

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