Olympian Justin Rose made history when he hit the first hole-in-one in modern Olympic golf history on his way to winning the gold medal.
The 36-year-old athlete, who is representing Great Britain in the games, watched as his ball flew through the air and then disappeared into the cup during the first round of the men’s golf tournament during the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Justin Rose is a U.S. Open winner and now an Olympic gold medalist, winning the men’s Olympic golf tournament on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro in a thriller of a duel against Henrik Stenson. American Matt Kuchar secured the bronze medal The Briton prevailed with a two-shot win on the Olympic Golf Course, making a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole to lock up the gold medal. Rose and Stenson were tied heading into the par-5 finishing hole Stenson went first, leaving approximately 20 feet for birdie, before Rose chipped close to force Stenson’s hand. The reigning British Open champion three-putted for bogey, then Rose tapped in for the victory with a final-round 67.