Justin Rose has become the first player ever to record a hole-in-one in Olympic Games history.
The 36-year-old Team GB golfer, who is ranked No. 12 in the world, achieved the feat during the first round of the men’s golf tournament at Rio 2016.
Rose was one under par as he stepped up to the par three fourth hole on the Olympic Golf Course on Thursday before effortlessly slotting the ball home.
The Englishman liked the trajectory as soon as the ball left the ground on the 191-yard hole and he was not disappointed with the result.
Golf has not featured in the Games since as far back as 1904 so it’s perhaps no surprise that Rose is the only player in history to bag himself a hole-in-one.
‘The Olympics is all about camaraderie and sportsmanship but it’s about winning a medal and this is a tournament where finishing fourth means diddly squat,’ Rose said ahead of the first round.
‘So obviously I’d like to come away with a medal and the goal is to go for the gold. I’ve got as good a chance as anybody, my game’s taking shape and I’m in good form.’
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