By Alex Myers/Golf Digest
lf fans were guaranteed to see some history on Thursday no matter what as golf returned to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. But it didn’t take nearly as long for the tournament to present a couple noteworthy accomplishments of its own. Australia’s Marcus Fraser shot the event’s first-ever 63 and England’s Justin Rose made the event’s first-ever hole-in-one.
Rose’s highlight-reel shot came on the 189-yard, par-3 fourth hole of Gil Hanse’s new Olympic Course and required a 7-iron. It’s also believed to be the first ace made by someone wearing sunglasses that big. Needless to say, Rose was pretty happy about it.
Justin Rose hits the first in Olympics history!! pic.twitter.com/5SFjPktzyT
— Matt Holt Tips (@MattHoltTips) August 11, 2016