Justin Rose hit the first hole-in-one in Olympics history

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If Justin Rose fails to medal in golf’s grand return for the Rio Olympics, at least he’ll head home with the memory of a lifetime.

The British golfer hit a hole-in-one on the 191-yard, par-3 fourth hole of the Olympic course on Thursday, the first time golf has been included as an Olympic sport since 1904.

Of course, he’s looking more than memories.

As many top golfers declined the chance to play in the Olympics, Rose reveled in it and set his sights on bringing home gold.

"The Olympics is all about camaraderie and sportsmanship but it’s about winning a medal and this is a tournament where finishing fourth means diddly squat. So obviously I’d like to come away with a medal and the goal is to go for the gold. I’ve got as good a chance as anybody, my game’s taking shape and I’m in good form," he told London’s Evening Standard.