Justin Rose storms into Olympic Golf lead

2016 08 Justin Rose1
• Team GB's Justin Rose in gold medal position after three rounds
• Open champ Henrik Stenson just one shot behind
• 36-hole leader Fraser slips into bronze medal place

OLYMPIC GOLF | JUSTIN ROSE


Olympic Men’s Golf: Rnd 3
-12 Justin Rose; -11 Henrik Stenson; -9 Marcus Fraser; -6 David Lingmerth, Bubba Watson, Emiliano Grillo; -5 Mikko Ilonen, Padraig Harrington, Matt Kuchar, Gregory Bourdy, Rafa Cabrera Bello Selected others: -3 Rickie Fowler, Danny Willett; -2 Sergio Garcia; Level Martin Kaymer

Justin Rose will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the men’s Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro.


The 36-year-old former US Open champion shot a six-under 65 to charge to the top of the leaderboard on 12-under-par after 54 holes, with Open champion Henrik Stenson a further shot adrift on 11-under.

Australian Marcus Fraser, who led after both of the opening rounds, currently sits in the bronze medal position, after struggling to a one-over 72 today.
"It would mean so much to win the gold medal" - Justin Rose

Rose, who recorded the first-known Olympic hole-in-one during the first round, started the day four shots adrift of Fraser but quickly claimed the leaderboard after playing his first five holes in four-under after a birdie, two eagles and a bogey. He came home in two-under, holing a tricky par putt at the last to led with 18 holes to go.

Read more -> Bubba hits 30ft putt... 5ft?!

“‘It would mean so much to win the gold medal," he told The Telegraph afterwards. "All week we’ve seen athletes who dedicate their lives to win gold and what it means to them, so it would be unbelievable to join them. But I can’t afford to get ahead of myself. A one shot lead is nothing with 18 holes to go.”

CONTINUES BELOW...

Golf - Olympics: Day 8

Stenson, who had a peculiar exchange wth a crocodile on the 14th hole of his round, had two bogeys and an eagle in a level-par front nine but came home in three-under-par to close the gap on Rose.

"In my mind, I’m still going after one thing,” he told The Telegraph. “I want the medal that’s a bit more yellow than the others."

Rose, Stenson and Fraser tee off in the final group in tomorrow's final round at 9.39am local time (1.39PM UK).


Justin Rose? Henrik Stenson? Who will win Olympic gold?


Will Justin Rose hang on to win Olympic golf gold for Team GB? Will it be Henrik Stenson? Or will somebody else burst from the pack to take the medal? Leave your predictions for tomorrow's final round in our 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
WHO WOULD USE THIS GOLF CLUB? | TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver review
TaylorMade
play button
4 IRON TIPS IN UNDER 3 MINUTES
Andrew Jowett
play button
BUDDIES TRIP | Does Adare Manor live up to the hype?
Adare Manor
play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
Titleist
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Three matches, zero points - what the hell has happened to Rory McIlroy?
Ryder Cup: USA on brink of victory at Whistling Straits
Former Ryder Cup captain hits out at Bryson DeChambeau for "gimme" strop
Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger SWEAR at officials after ruling
7 contenders to be the next European Ryder Cup captain

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to transition your weight with Peter Barber
Callaway
play button
Increase your speed through the ball
Callaway
play button
Good balance is key to more consistency
Callaway
play button
Fix your grip with Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow