Rose Snags Gold, Moore Hoists Fifth Trophy
The weekend 112 years in the making has finally come to an end. Justin Rose finished his weekend at 16-under-par which was plenty enough to secure him the gold medal for Great Britain. Henrik Stenson recorded enough birdies to put him into a tie with Rose, but two bogies on the day dwarfed his chances of donning the gold medal, but a silver medal and a major championship isn’t something to be scoffed at. The bronze medal went to Matt Kuchar of the United States of America. Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 in his final round at the Olympic Golf Course to climb his way up to a third-place finish.
Other PGA Tour notables Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, and Emiliano Grillo finished tied for eighth at 7-under.
Up in Silvis, Illinois, the TPC John Deere Classic came to a conclusion with Ryan Moore coming out on top with an aggregate score of 22-under-par. Moore seems to have a soft spot for TPC Deere Run, especially since his last 23 rounds on the course have all been under par. Unfortunately, he hadn’t been able to piece together a win at this event until now.
Ryan Moore has won the @JDClassic!
It’s his 5th PGA TOUR win and 4th in the last 5 years. https://t.co/DFQBRBZWde
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 14, 2016
Moore shot 6-under-par 65’s in his first three and didn’t find the same success in his final day but a 4-under 67 is still a great score, especially considering he didn’t record a bogey in his round.
Ben Martin finished the John Deere Classic at 20-under par, just two back of Moore. Martin, much like Stenson, put up five birdies on the day, which would have put him in a tie with the first-place finisher, but two bogies early in his round killed his chances of winning.
Next week, the PGA Tour is back in full form at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, so be on the lookout for next week’s players to watch.
Until then, enjoy this picture of Henrik Stenson poking a Caiman (small alligator).
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) August 13, 2016