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Great Britain’s Justin Rose became the first golfer in 112 years to claim Olympic gold in golf on Sunday, finishing two strokes ahead of Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. The United States’ Matt Kuchar claimed the bronze, three strokes back of Rose.

@justinprose99 goes #gold for 🇬🇧!

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With the win, Rose became the only golfer in history to have claimed both a major championship and an Olympic gold medal.


Justin Rose hits first ever hole-in-one of Olympic Games

During the opening round of play on Thursday, Rose forever secured his place in sports trivia by becoming the first ever player in the Olympic Games to ace a hole on way to shooting a 67.

It was the first ever #Olympic hole-in-one and a day to remember for @justinprose99! ⛳️

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The hole-in-one came courtesy Rose’s 7-iron on the par-3 189-yard fourth hole at the Olympic Golf Course.

Justin Rose hits ace on 4th hole at Olympic Golf Course in Rio

“It's one of the icing on the cake moments. When you're the first to do anything no one can ever take that away from you. That was definitely a cool moment.”

— Justin Rose, on his Olympic hole-in-one

On Friday, Rose shot a 69 to stay tied with France’s Gregory Bourdy in fourth place, before surging into the lead on Saturday with a 65 and then holding on during the final round against a determined Stenson.

Thought today was tough! Course played long, tricky pins.. Happy to knock a low one in… #Olympics #Rio2016

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