Monday, 15 August 2016

Justin Rose Wins Rio Gold Medal

By Darren

Great Britain's Justin Rose became golf's first Olympic champion since 1904 by seeing off Henrik Stenson in a thrilling final round at Rio 2016.

Rose, 36, was level with Stenson on 15 under par after 17 holes but the Swede bogeyed the last while Rose sank a birdie putt to win by two shots.

The 2013 US Open champion hit a four-under-par 67 to win on 16 under.

Open champion Stenson took silver with a 68, while American Matt Kuchar carded a 63 to claim bronze on 13 under.