September 2016 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 3rd major title; beats Novak Đoković 6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 25 PGA's FedEx Cup won by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, prize money $10 million at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 4 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England
  • Sep 17 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 7 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47

Person of interestArnold Palmer

Sep 25 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles including US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87

  • Sep 28 Max Walker, Australian cricket and rules football player, dies at 68