Rose completes continental career slam


Winning the Olympic gold medal allowed Justin Rose to complete the career continental Grand Slam. With his first win in South America, Rose has now won on all six continents (the ones that have golf courses, anyway; we're not going to count Antarctica).

Here are some other takeaways from the Olympic men's golf tournament:

• It was Rose's 16th career worldwide win as a pro.

• Rose has now won in nine different countries.

• It was Rose's first win worldwide since the 2015 Hong Kong Open.

• Rose is projected to move to ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking.

• Rose is now 7-for-20 converting 54-hole leads/co-leads into wins on the PGA and European PGA Tours.

• It was Rose's first tournament worldwide this year with all four rounds in the 60s.

• Rose led the field this week in strokes gained tee-to-green and in greens in regulation (77.8 percent).

Henrik Stenson scored his second runner-up finish worldwide this year (Houston Open).

• It was Stenson's fourth top-10 finish in his last five worldwide starts.

• Stenson passes Rory McIlroy for fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking.

• Stenson is a combined 66 underpar over his last five worldwide starts (20 rounds).

Matt Kuchar won the bronze medal; in the 1904 Olympics, the last time golf was an Olympic sport, two Americans tied for the bronze.

• Kuchar's final-round 63 tie the best score of the week (Marcus Fraser in first round).

• Kuchar's 63 is the lowest final-round score of his professional career.

• It was Kuchar's fourth third-place finish worldwide this year (0 wins or runner-ups).

Thomas Pieters' 65 in the final round represented a 12-shot improvement over his 77 on Saturday.

• Patrick Reed's final-round 64 is his lowest score worldwide in 2016.

Compiled from information provided by Golf Channel research department.