On This Day: June 16

Golfer Tiger Woods and sprinter Maurice Greene feature in two memorable moments from this day in sporting history.

Woods wins hurt


On this day in 2008, Tiger Woods secured his 14th and, to date, last major championship victory in the US Open at Torrey Pines.

Most notable about this victory was that it came just two months after knee surgery, and that Woods played through near constant pain to achieve it.

He would end up requiring further knee surgery shortly after, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

World record for Greene


On this day in 1999, American sprinter Maurice Greene broke the 9.8s barrier in the 100m sprint for the first time ever.

Greene took the world record to 9.79 with his run in Athens, just 12 months before he would go on to win the Olympic gold medal.

Sporting Birthdays

1821 – Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer
1951 – Roberto Duran, Panamanian boxer
1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
1981 – Benjamin Becker, tennis player
1986 – Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer