Sporting Highlights for 1941

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1941. Many world sporting events were not held in this period due to the second World War, including the British Golf Open, Wimbledon, the French and Australian Open Tennis, and the Tour de France.

The Australian Open was cancelled due to the Second World War. French Open was held under German occupation and the results are not officially recognized. Wimbledon was cancelled for the second year in a row.  The only grand slam that took place was the US Open. Don McNeill, who won the French Open in the previous year, took the US Open title for his second grand slam title.

Sarah Palfrey Cooke took the women's US Open title for her first grand slam title. She won another US Open title four years later for her second and final slam.

Patty Berg the all-time record holder for women's majors with 15 wins, won the Women's Western Open for her fourth major. In the short history of women's major at that time, she was the first to four major titles.

In men's golf, the list of majors was shortened as The British Open was cancelled due the world war. Craig Wood took two of the three major tournaments held that year for his first and second career titles.

Pete Rose, considered as one of the all-time great MLB player, and later banished from the league for his involvement in betting was born on the April 14th.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1941.

Date Results
April Golf Masters won by Craig Wood
June Golf US Open won by Craig Wood
Aug Golf US PGA won by Vic Ghezzi
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bobby Riggs and Sarah Cooke
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.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.


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