On This Day

August 16, 2018 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019

Deaths in Sport

  • Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), dies of pneumonia at 49
2018 in Sport