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Sporting Highlights for 1925

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1925.

Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy won the Tour de France for the second straight time. Though he won four stages, the same number of stages he won the previous year, his margin of victory this time around was much larger than from the previous year.

Willie MacFarlane, Jim Barnes, and Walter Hagen won the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship respectively. It was Hagen's back-to-back win at the event and also his seventh major victory. He also took the event in the following two years to become the only golfer to win the same major event in four consecutive years. For Barnes, it was his first and only win at the event, which was his fourth and final major title.

In men's tennis, the French Open, which was restricted only to French residents up until the previous year was opened for international competitors on this year. The event though was dominated by French players for the next eight years.

James Anderson won the Australian Open for his third and final career title. René Lacoste took the French Open and the Wimbledon for his first two slam titles. Bill Tilden took the US Open for the sixth straight time and eighth of his total ten slam titles.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1925.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by James Anderson and Daphne Akhurst
May Tennis French Open won by Rene Lacoste and Suzanne Lenglen
June Golf US Open won by Willie Macfarlan
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Rene Lacoste and Suzanne Lenglen
July Golf The Open Championship won by Jim Barnes
Aug Golf US PGA won by Walter Hagen (3)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Tilden and Helen Wills
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Pittsburgh Pirates

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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