Sporting Highlights for 1923

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1923.

Pat O'Hara Wood, William Johnston, and Bill Tilden, won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open respectively. It was the last slam title for both Wood and Johnston, who have won two and three total slams respectively. For Tilden, who won 11 slams in his career, it was his fourth straight win at the event and his sixth slam title.

After seven straight years of domination by Belgium cyclists at Tour de France, Henri PĂ©lissier of the host nation won the race. The French success however was short lived and had to wait for another six years before winning at the event again.

Bobby Jones, a seven-time major winner, took his first title at the US Open this year. He took the event three more times, including a back-to-back win in 1929 and 1930, before he finished his pro career.

Gene Sarazen, another seven-time major winner, took the PGA Championship for his third career major. Though it was Sarazen's repeat the event from the previous year, his third and final win at the event came after a nine year major-less span. Sarazen also won the Masters Tournament once before he retired to earn the distinction of being one of the few players to have won all the four majors.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1923.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Pat Wood and Mall Molesworth
June Golf US Open won by Bobby Jones (Amateur)
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Henri PĂ©lissier
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Bill Johnston and Suzanne Lenglen
July Golf British Open won by Arthur Havers
Aug Golf US PGA won by Gene Sarazen (2)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Tilden and Helen Wills
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees.

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.

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