Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1903. The Tour de France was held for the first time, and won by Frenchman Maurice Garin. The Baseball World Series was also played for the first time, won by the Boston Pilgrims.
In boxing, the winner of the newly created light heavyweight title was Bob Fitzsimmons. Bob Fitzsimmons defeated George Gardiner over 20 rounds on November 25, 1903.
The Bowling Foundation was founded in this year.
The first player to win the Golf US Open twice was Willie Anderson.
In motor racing, this is the year when this sport was been taken off the open roads due to the high number of accidents. Thus, closed circuits were recommended.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1903.
|June||Golf US Open won by Willie Anderson, his second win|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by Maurice Garin|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Laurie Doherty and Dorothea Douglass|
|July||Golf The Open Championship won by Harry Vardon|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Laurie Doherty and Elizabeth Moore|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by Boston Pilgrims|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
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