Sporting Highlights for 1927

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1927.

René Lacoste won the French Open and the US Open that year for his fourth and fifth grand slam titles. Lacoste picked up two more slams, one at Wimbledon the following year and the other at the French Open a year after to finish his career with seven total slam titles.

After a four year slam drought Gerald Patterson won the Australian Open for his third and final grand slam title. Henri Cochet, who won the French Open the previous year, extended his slam wins by taking the Wimbledon. His streak of winning at least one grand slam in a year continued for three more years.

Helen Wills Moody won the Wimbledon and the US Open that year to start a streak of multiple slam wins in a year which lasted for four years. She won 10 slam titles in that span and finished her career with 19 total, which currently places her fourth in the list of all-time slam winners.

In men's golf, Walter Hagen won his fifth PGA Championship title, which was also his fourth consecutive win at the event. Bobby Jones won The Open Championship for the second straight year. He took the event again two years later and finished his career with a total of seven major titles.

The world snooker championship was held for the first time.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1927.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Gerald Patterson and Esna Boyd
May Tennis French Open won by Rene Lacoste and Kea Bouman
June Golf US Open won by Tommy Armour
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Henri Cochet and Helen Wills
July Golf British Open won by Bobby Jones (Am)
Aug Golf US PGA won by Walter Hagen
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Rene Lacoste 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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