Bryson DeChambeau, golf, United States
American golfer Bryson DeChambeau shot a 6-under 274 and won his first major at the U.S. Open in New York on 19 September 2020. DeChambeau, 27, became just the third player ever to win the U.S. Amateur Championship, an NCAA national championship and the U.S. Open, joining legends Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Mondo Duplantis, athletics, Sweden
Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis set a world record in the outdoor pole vault with a height of 6.15 meters (20.17 feet) at the Diamond League event in Rome on 17 September 2020. Duplantis already set a world indoor record in 2020 with 6.18 meters (20.27 feet) – the highest mark recorded either indoors or outdoors – on the World Indoor Tour.
Mo Farah, running, Great Britain
Great Britain’s Mo Farah set the men’s world one-hour record at the Diamond League event in Brussels on 4 September 2020 with a distance of 21,330 meters (69,980 feet). He broke the 2007 mark of 21,285 meters set by Haile Gebrselassie.
Freddie Freeman, baseball, United States
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was named the National League Player of the Month for September after hitting .375 with 24 runs, 36 hits, 12 doubles, eight homeruns, 32 RBI and 20 walks in 26 games played in the month. Freeman became just the second player in Braves franchise history to hit at least .375 with 20-or-more extra base hits in a month, joining Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in July 1956.
Tadej Pogacar, cycling, Slovenia
Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar was crowned the 2020 Tour de France champion in September 2020. Pogacar, who turned 22 the day after the final stage, became the youngest winner of the race since 1904 and the first Slovenian champion. He also won the King of the Mountains and Best Young Rider classifications.
Russell Wilson, football, United States
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors for September after leading his team to a 3-0 record in the month. He recorded an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns and 139.0 quarterback rating after completing 76.7 percent of his passes and throwing just one interception in the month.