On This Day

August 2009 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 2 Michael Phelps ends the World Swimming Championships in Rome with his 5th gold medal as part of the US 4x100m medley relay team that recorded the 43rd world record of the controversial meet

  • Aug 2 US Open Senior Men's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Fred Funk wins by 6 strokes from Joey Sindelar with a tournament record score (-20)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Catriona Matthew wins her lone major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Karrie Webb; first Scot to win the title

Golfer Karrie Webb
Golfer
Karrie Webb
  • Aug 15 12th Athletics World Championships open at Berlin, Germany

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 16 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Yang Yong-eun of South Korea wins his first major title by 3 strokes from Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 16 Usain Bolt of Jamaica edges American Tyson Gay to win 100m in world record 9.58s at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 20 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 23 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Rich Harvest Farms: US wins 3rd consecutive Cup 16-12; win 8 of 12 singles to dominate final day
  • Aug 23 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Crosswater Club: Mike Reid wins his second Champions Tour major with birdie on first playoff hole against John Cook

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Real Madrid, scoring a penalty in their 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruña

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 29 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 8 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • Aug 11 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), dies at 88
  • Aug 29 Jackie Collum, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • Aug 29 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), dies at 77