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Justin Rose

The first ever winner of the men's Golf competition at the Olympic Games, Englishman Rose also has a Major championship, numerous titles from the PGA and European tours and has played in four Ryder Cups.

Born in South Africa to English parents, Rose first rose to prominence at the 1998 Open Championship when, playing as an amateur he tied for fourth after holing out on the 18th from the rough.

He turned professional the next day but missed the cut in his first 21 events. It took him until 2002 to win his first pro title, the Dunhill Championship, and his career took off from there.

Rose's biggest win prior to his first Major came at the WGC Championship in 2012, the same year he finished tied for third at the PGA Championship - his best performance at a Major at that point.

The following year, he finally got his hands on one, becoming the first English winner of the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970.

Rose went on to finish in the top six of three of the four Majors in 2015, including a tie for second at the Masters, and has played in four Ryder Cups, for Europe against the United States.

With Golf newly introduced at Rio 2016, Rose - world number 12 at the time - was in contention from the start. A round of 65 on the Saturday saw him go one shot clear of the field, and he held off challenges from Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar to win a historic gold.

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