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GOLF & LEISURE 25 GOLD FOR ROSE “ This is a dream come true.” The words of British player Justin Rose after winning the gold medal at Rio, finishing two shots clear of Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. Rose, 36, who started his Olympic campaign with a roar, getting a hole-in-one on the first day’s play – he used a 7-iron to ace the 172m 3rd hole – started the final round one shot ahead of Stenson, the 2016 Open Championship winner and the two players slugged it out, neck and neck, for 17 holes. The gold medal was decided on the par-5 18th hole when Rose produced a stunning chip shot that finished up just two feet from the hole. He easily converted the birdie opportunity to sign for a round of 67, four under par, for a four-round total of 268. The day following his gold medal win, Rose shared what had been a special moment with his son Leo: “He was so excited [by the win] he was in tears. I’ve never seen it resonate so much with him. He’s seven, he’s just beginning to understand what sport is all about. He received a medal for a football camp last week and he said to me, ‘Right Dad, I’ve got my medal, now it’s time for you to get yours’.” FROM LEFT: Henrik Stenson (silver), Justin Rose (gold), Matt Kucher (bronze).
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