There’s no phrase in Portuguese that corresponds exactly to “hole-in-one,” but either way, Olympic golf has notched its first in more than a century.
Englishman Justin Rose delighted a surprisingly large crowd at Olympic Golf Course when his tee shot on the 191-yard fourth hole Thursday landed about 6 feet short of the hole and rolled into the cup. The former U.S. Open champion didn't realize it went in until the crowd roared its approval. He raised both arms and slapped hands with Rickie Fowler.
That said, there figures to be a lot of "firsts" this week. Golf is in the Olympics for the first time since 1904.