World of Sport
Sporting Highlights for 1958
Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1958. The major events of the year were the FIFA World Cup, with Brazil beating Sweden 5-2, and also the Commonwealth Games (then called the British Empire and Commonwealth Games). Up until this year, the USPGA was a match play event, changed to stroke play for the 1958 tournament.
Here is a time line of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1958.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Ashley Cooper and Angela Mortimer|
|April||Golf Masters won by Arnold Palmer (1st win)|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Mervyn Rose and Susi Kormoczi|
|June||Golf US Open won by Tommy Bolt|
|June 8-29||FIFA World Cup (Football) tournament was held in Sweden, won by Brazil.|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by Charly Gaul.|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Ashley Cooper and Althea Gibson|
|July||Golf British Open won by Peter Thomson|
|July 18-26||Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff, Wales.|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Dow Finsterwald|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Ashley Cooper and Althea Gibson|
|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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