Great Britain has claimed gold in the Men’s Olympic Golf event after Justin Rose beat Henrik Stenson by two shots.
Justin Rose has claimed the gold medal in the Men’s Olympic Golf event, outlasting Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by two shots. Arriving at the final hole, Rose and Stenson were both tied for the lead at 15-under par but it was a delicate pitch shot that saw Rose take the advantage setting up a three-foot putt for birdie.
Stenson’s pitch came up much shorter and in an attempt to make birdie pushed his putt well past the hole eventually settling for a bogey. Rose calmly made the birdie putt before celebrating with a fist pump and a pull at his Great Britain shirt.
“This is just a dream come true,” Rose said. “The whole week I’ve been so focused. I’ve been so into it. I’ve been so up for it.”
“I’ve been just so determined to represent Team GB as best as I could, and it was just the most magical week, it really was.”
Australia’s Marcus Fraser faded over the closing round. The first round leader posted two bogeys in his opening four holes and eventually finished in a tie for fifth place at 8-under par, seven shots behind Rose.
American Matt Kuchar stormed home to equal Fraser’s opening day course record 63 to claim the bronze medal.