Huge congratulations to Great Britain's Justini Rose as yesterday he became golf's first Olympic champion since 1904 as he beat Open champions Henrik Stenson, his closest rival, to the gold medal.
On the 18th tee in the final round Stenson and Rose were tied on 15 under par, well clear of their closest rival, and barring major incident the winner was going to be one of these major heavyweights. Having both laid up into prime positions on the par 5 it was Rose who pitched closest and with Stenson chasing his birdie putt for victory past and then missing the return effort, the door was open for Rose to tap in and record a stunning two shot victory.
Champion Rose commented, "That felt better than anything I've ever won. It was the best tournament I've ever done," said Rose.
"Hopefully we've shown Brazil what golf is about. I'm glad it was close. Not for my nerves. For golf."
Team Leader, and friend of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, Jamie Spence was on hand to celebrate with Justin, but his attention now turns to the female competition this week as Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew take to the Olympic course for their shot at golden glory. The female event begind on Thursday 18th August.
Congratulations again Justin and Henrik who finished in second and American Matt Kuchar who took the bronze.