Rio 2016: First Olympic golf gold in 112 years goes to Great Britain and Justin Rose

Rio 2016: First Olympic golf gold in 112 years goes to Great Britain and Justin Rose

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

England's Rose claims gold in return of Olympic golf:  August 14, 2016  -      RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Justin Rose of Great Britain plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

England's Rose claims gold in return of Olympic golf: August 14, 2016 - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Justin Rose of Great Britain plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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.

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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.

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…

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…

Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates winning the first men's Olympic golf…

Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates winning the first men's Olympic golf…

Justin Rose of Great Britain hits a drive on the first hole during the final round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR/IGF) http://ift.tt/2aWe2iL

Justin Rose of Great Britain hits a drive on the first hole during the final round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR/IGF) http://ift.tt/2aWe2iL

Justin Rose of Great Britain putts to the 18th green during the third round round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 12 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/IGF) http://ift.tt/2aTiY86

Justin Rose of Great Britain putts to the 18th green during the third round round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 12 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/IGF) http://ift.tt/2aTiY86

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