Great Britain’s golfer Justin Rose, has made the first ace in Olympic golf history.
Competing yesterday Rose was one under par when he came to the par- three fourth and hit a tee shot which flew 191 yards to land in the cup.
Rose is currently ranked at number 4 in the competition. He is playing in round 2 of the competition later today.
His historic performance capped a perfect day on golf’s Olympic return. The GB golfer became the first player in history to record a hole in one, in the first round of the men’s tournament.
Rose’s 191- yard tee shot delighted the Olympic crowds on the course.
The fantastic shot made by Rose was the highlight of the day, as golf returned to the Olympic Games after a 112 year absence.
Rose commented, “That’s a little bit of history that no-one will ever be able to take away from me. The first to do anything always feels good. I give my caddie credit for that one. I was going to hit an eight iron but he told me seven and I went with it for a change and it worked out.”
Home favourite Adilson Da Silva, struck the first shot in the Olympic Games for 112 years to open the tournament. Followers from 34 different nations, over 250 acres walked alongside their sporting heroes.