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Sporting Highlights for 1922

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1922.

James Anderson, a three-time slam winner, all of them coming at the Australian Open, won his first grand slam title. Henri Cochet took the French Open, the win however is currently not recognized as an official win because the competition at that time was open only for French players.

Gerald Patterson won the Wimbledon for the second time. After a four year slam less drought, Gerald won at the Australian Open to secure his third and final slam title. Bill Tilden won the US Open for the third straight year. His streak at the event continued for three more years to become the only player to have won the US Open six straight times.

Margaret Molesworth, Suzanne Lenglen, and Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open respectively. This was the first year that a women's event was held at the Australian Open tennis. It was Suzanne's fourth straight win at Wimbledon and Mallory's third straight win at the US Open. Both Suzanne and Mallory finished their careers with a total of eight grand slam titles.

In men's golf, Gene Sarazen won the US Open for his first major title. He also took the PGA Championship that same year. Walter Hagen, the third all-time major winner with 11 titles, took The Open Championship for the first time in his career.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1922.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by James Anderson and Mall Molesworth
July 14–15 Golf US Open won by Gene Sarazen
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Gerald Patterson and Suzanne Lenglen
July Golf The Open Championship won by Walter Hagen
Aug Golf US PGA won by Gene Sarazen
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Tilden and Molla Mallory
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Giants

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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