On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 16

Events in Sport

  • 1864 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins third title; beats fellow Scot Andrew Strath by 2 strokes
  • 1869 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one by Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole, Scotland
  • 1869 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: At just 18 years of age, Tom Morris Jr. retains his title; beats fellow Scot Bob Kirk by 11 strokes
  • 1885 5th America's Cup: Puritan (NY Yacht Club) beats Genesta (Royal Yacht Squadron, Isle of Wight, UK) by 1:38 for 2-0 series win
  • 1887 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Jr wins first of 2 Open titles by 1 stroke from fellow Scot Bob Martin
  • 1892 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • 1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
  • 1922 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins third straight US singles title; beats fellow American Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

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