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Justin Rose of Great Britain (right) edged Henrik Stenson of Sweden on the 18th hole to win a gold medal in Olympic golf Sunday. The match was played at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro.

''Britain's Justin Rose takes gold in Rio Olympic 2016 Golf'' Britain's Justin Rose takes gold in Rio Olympic 2016 Golf It was the tournament that the world's top players turned their backs on -- but golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence could prove to be one of the highlights of the Rio 2016 Games. Great Britain's Justin Rose on Sunday edged Sweden's Henrik Stenson in a thrilling finale to card a final-round 67 and finish two shots clear of his Ryder Cup partner. They…

Rose wins mens Olympic golf Gold went to Great Britain as Justin Rose won the men's Olympic golf competition by twoshots from Sweden's Henrik Stenson sealing victory on the final holein Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Olympic Golf A Big SuccessBut By ED TRAVIS Olympic golf was a smash hit but will that success help to accomplish the goal of those who believe the inclusion in the XXXI Olympiad summer games could result in significant numbers of people taking up the game? Will the Olympics reverse golfs decline in participation? There is no question how much being on the Olympic stage meant to each of the 120 who played. It was an experience of a lifetime and each felt some of the magic of being on the…

Danny Willett of Great Britain, left, talks with Bubba Watson of the United States on the prior to the first round of the men's golf in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course. - Best images from Aug. 11 at the Rio Olympics

Smelling like a Rose: Justin Rose of Great Britain, center, celebrates with Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela after hitting a hole-in-one on the fourth hole during the first round at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 11.

Rio Olympics mascots for the 2016 Summer Games

Danny Willett of Great Britain pictured with the Rio 2016 mascot during a practice round at Olympic Golf Course on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Best images from Aug. 14 at the Rio Olympics: Matt Kuchar of the United States, left, walks with his bronze medal ahead of Justin Rose of Great Britain who won gold at the medal ceremony for men's individual golf at Olympic Golf Course during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Henrik Stenson of Sweden holds the Silver medal Justin Rose of Great Britain holds the gold medal and Matt Kuchar of the United States holds the Bronze medal after the final round of the the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/IGF) http://ift.tt/2aVIFYL