Justin Rose looks forward to Rio golf and gets in Olympic spirit

Former US Open winner is an advocate of golf in the Olympics and says his enthusiasm stems from his wife’s sporting background

Golf has Olympic refuseniks, those who are sanguine about the sport’s imminent Games return, and Justin Rose. Should the International Golf Federation need assistance with public relations in order to retain Olympic status – and all the evidence suggests it does – then a call to the world No11 would prove time well spent.

One glance at Rose’s social media platforms will outline how immersed he has quickly become in Team GB. Conversation with the former US Open champion expands on that, the Englishman keen to embrace the Olympic scene as a whole rather than focus solely on golf. He will travel to Rio on Thursday before taking part in the 2016 opening ceremony a day later.

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