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Rose edges Stenson for Rio Olympics Gold Medal

Justin Rose current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) ***Local Caption*** Justin Rose

Justin Rose current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) ***Local Caption*** Justin Rose

England’s Justin Rose collected the Gold Medal in Rio winning the Men’s Golf Competition at 16-under par.

Rose edged Open Champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden by two shots. The two were tied heading into the 72nd hole. But, Rose’s clutch chip shot lead to birdie, while Stenson bogeyed the par-5 18th hole.

American Matt Kuchar secured the Bronze with a final-round 63 — the lowest final round of his professional career. He finished 13-under overall. Kuch qualified with Jordan Spieth pulled out of the Rio Olympics.

Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler also competed but failed to medal. It marked for the first time golfers competed in the Olympics in more than 100 years.

The Women’s Golf Competition takes place next week.

Other Golf News:

  • Ryan Moore is 4-under through 10 holes in his final round at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic. Moore (22-under) leads the PGA TOURfield by four strokes. Moore is looking for his first victory of 2016.
  • Weather has delayed play Sunday at the U.S. Senior Open. Miguel Angel Jimenez (3-under) leads Gene Sauer by a shot through 54 holes. They are the only players under par at the moment. Tied for third at 1-over includes Loren Roberts, Billy Mayfair and Ian Woosnam.
  • Rose opened the week as a 12-to-1 betting pick to win the Gold Medal.