Bill Chappell Justin Rose of Great Britain (right) edged Henrik Stenson of Sweden on the 18th hole to win a gold medal in Olympic golf Sunday.
With the 18th-hole grandstands in his sights, Rose led by a stroke on the 15th – but he narrowly missed a putt that would have kept pressure on Stenson, leaving him to watch as Stenson sank his own short putt.
Matt Kuchar of the U.S.
With the men's final completed today, the women's tournament will begin next week – and as the final group of male players made their turn on the back nine, several female golfers were already on the course, trying to get a feel for its manicured grass and expansive – and often deep – bunkers.
By the afternoon, the grandstand at the 18th hole was near capacity, and the audience there welcomed the returning players with cheers – particularly when they holed tricky putts to close out their Olympics.