PE Sport and Physical Activity in Scotland and beyond

Today in sport 15th Aug

Posted by drilly on August 15, 2007

1936 – The USA basketball team defeated Canada 19-8 to win the Gold Medal in the Olympics. It marked the first year that basketball was put in as an Olympic event.

1977 – Lanny Watkins beat Gene Littler on the third hole of sudden death to win the PGA Championship.

2004 – Bay of Plenty win Rugby Union’s Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield’s 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges. They defeated Auckland. 33-26

2005 – The United States won the Walker Cup by defeating Great Britain & Ireland, 12.5 to 11.5. The Americans reclaimed the cup for the first time since 1997. The Walker Cup Match is contested by male amateur golfers, one team from the USA and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  

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