Justin Rose delighted to hit first Olympic hole in one

Justin Rose of Europe celebrates his putt to win the 8th hole during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 27, 2014
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Great Britain's Justin Rose admits that he was delighted to become the first player to record a hole in one at the Olympic Games.

Great Britain's Justin Rose has described hitting the first ever hole in one at an Olympic golf tournament as a "cool moment".

Rose finished the opening round in a tie for fourth place but his ace on the par-three fourth hole was the stand-out moment from Thursday's play, which ended with Australia's Marcus Fraser as the clubhouse leader.

The 36-year-old told BBC Sport: "There is always an element of luck but you could chalk it up as a good hole in one.

"I won a car that time (his last hole-in-one) but this is definitely better, better bragging rights. When you are the first to do something no-one can take that away from you. That was definitely a cool moment."

Rose and four other players are one shot adrift of second-placed Henrik Stenson and Graham Delaet.

Justin Rose in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
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