The Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar have had a mixed outing on day four of the Olympic Golf competition.
Lahiri, who was placed in tied 46th after the first day, has dropped down to tied for 53rd at the end of the second day. He has had a total of one-over par after shooting 73 in the third round.
Bhullar, on the other hand, has moved up on the leaderboard to be placed at tied for 54th.
The day saw Justin Rose make a turnaround from being three shots behind to leading by two strokes after having shot an eight-under par 63. He is now at 13 under par through 54 holes.
Lahiri will tee off in the final round tomorrow with Ben An (USA) and Shunsuke Sonoda (Japan) at 2:40 pm IST. Meanwhile, Bhullar will tee off with Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) and Jamie Lovemark (USA) at 3:30 pm IST.
The Rio Olympics provided a platform for golfers from around the world to test their mettle under immense pressure. The women’s event was won by Inbee Park of South Korea and the Men’s event saw Justin Rose of Great Britain take the top spot.
India had 2 golfers in the 2016 Olympics, both in the men’s tournament. Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will be representing India this time as well. Lahiri is a 5-time winner on the Asian Tour and has also won once on the European Tour. He played in the 2015 Presidents Cup for International team. SSP Chawrasia is a 6-time winner on the Asian Tour, who finished 4th in his last start at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on the European Tour.
The Women’s golf tournament in Rio was won by Inbee Park of South Korea, with New Zealand’s Lydia Ko finishing second and China’s Shanshan Feng taking third place. The Men’s tournament was won by England’s Justin Rose, followed by Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Matt Kuchar of USA took third spot.
Golf returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 and has been a roaring success. The men’s competition was held from August 11-14, while the women’s competition will be held from August 17-20.
The Olympic golf tournaments are 72-hole stroke play events consisting of four rounds over four days, with each round played over 18 holes.
The final round of the men’s tournament was held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 with Great Britain’s Justin Rose winning gold after a thrilling finish. Henrik Stenson of Sweden won the silver medal and Matt Kuchar of USA took the bronze medal.
The final round of the Men’s competition at the Rio Olympic Golf Course begun on Sunday, with Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in the lead.
The duo has four shots in hand over Matt Kuchar, with a further two over Bubba Watson and Marcus Fraser.
The race for the medals is certainly on and it will be interesting to see who finally bags the gold medal.
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8:55 IST: And that’s all from us. Do join us tomorrow for more action from the Rio Olympics 2016. Bye!
8:53 IST: That was some exciting finish to this edition of Olympic golf. What a battle it was between Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Both players deserve a lot of credit for their brilliant performances today. Rose won the gold medal while Stenson had to settle with silver following an unbelievable shootout between both golfers. Matt Kuchar completes the podium by winning bronze as he finishes third overall in Rio 2016 Olympics golf competition.
8:50 IST: So, that’s it then. Justin Rose wins the gold medal while Henrik Stenson finished second followed by Matt Kuchar who wins bronze medal at Rio Olympics 2016. The final leaderboard reads as follows: 1) Justin Rose
The golfing competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016) was held at the Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the first time since 1904 that golf was featured in the Olympic games. The women’s event was played from 17 to 20 August and the men’s event from 11 to 14 August.
For 120 years, golfers tried to get their sport back into the Olympics. Finally, they succeeded — but now they have to figure out how to make it matter.
The biggest names in men’s golf are skipping Rio, but next week’s women’s tournament will feature a strong field led by Lydia Ko, who won her first major title on Sunday.
Golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, with 60 men and 60 women competing for gold at the Rio Games.
Great Britain’s Justin Rose and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson will be among the favourites in the men’s competition, while defending champion Inbee Park is one to watch for in the women’s event.
Here is all you need to know about Olympic golf:
The competition will take place at the Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course between 11-14 August.
It takes place over four rounds with two players per country, with stroke play the tournament format.
In each round, there will be a cut made after 36 holes, leaving only the top 15 players plus ties after 54 holes.
Scoring will be based on gross (actual) score rather than net (adjusted) score.
Only amateur players are allowed to compete, meaning that a number of professional golfers – including world number one Jason Day – have chosen not to take part.
The winner of each event receives an Olympic medal and is awarded an honorary diploma from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The men’s and women’s competitions will have 60 players each, who will play four rounds of stroke play. The top 15 players, plus ties, will advance to the singles match play portion of the competition.
Once there, the 16 players will be seeded and compete in a bracket-style tournament. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be held on Aug. 18, with the medals decided that day in the finals.
The format for those matches is six holes of stroke play, with sudden death if necessary.
If two players are tied after 18 holes of stroke play, they will engage in a three-hole playoff to determine who advances to the next round.