Schauffele wins gold for Team USA

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Xander Schauffele has won the Olympic gold medal in golf in a tense finish. Schauffele was tied for the lead with Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia with two holes to play.

The American made birdie from 6 feet on the 17th hole to regain the lead. Then after a bad tee shot that forced him to play short of the water, he hit wedge to 4 feet and made the par to win. Sabbatini set an Olympic record with a 61 and won the silver.

Hideki Matsuyama missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have secured him the bronze. He was in seven-man playoff for the final medal.

C.T. Pan of Taiwan won the bronze in a playoff that lasted four holes.

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