Justin Rose makes history with first ever Olympic hole-in-one

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A number of high-profile golfers pulled out of the Rio 2016 Olympics for personal reasons.

Rory McIlroy, for example, opted not to travel to Brazil this summer because of the threat of the Zika virus.

Some sceptics, however, saw this as an excuse rather than a genuine reason for not competing in Rio de Janeiro. After all, unlike in other sports, the Olympics isn’t the pinnacle for golfers.


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One golfer who has travelled, though, is Justin Rose - and what a decision that turned out to be.

The Brit became the first golfer in history to hit a hole-in-one at the Olympic Games earlier today. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

Video: Rose hits first ever Olympic hole-in-one

Rose aced the par-three fourth on the opening day of the golf competition.

He celebrated by raising his arms in the air before being congratulated by Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas.

Rose determined to win Olympic gold

Prior to the tournament, the 36-year-old told reporters that he was aiming to win Olympic gold.

“Being part of Team GB, which is going to be about 350 athletes, is something to behold and something to be proud of,” Rose was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

“If I was to fast forward 10 years, I’d like my career to read: ‘Justin Rose, multiple major champion and Olympic gold medallist.’

"It’s going to be right there alongside the major championships but not compared to. I just think it has its own category.

"It’s once every four years. It’s unique. It’s very different. It’s very special.”

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