FANTASTIC 4 TO UNITE
RIO Olympic champion Justin Rose and runnerup Henrik Stenson will partner for next year’s US PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which announced yesterday it will switch to a two-man team format starting next year. Both have been stalwarts for Europe in the Ryder Cup and their exciting last-day duel for gold in August electrified the first Olympic men’s golf competition since 1904. Among the duos to defeat will be the Rose-Stenson pairing and world No. 1 Jason Day of Australia teaming with US star Rickie Fowler. The new 72-hole stroke-play format will feature foursomes (alternate shot) in the first and third rounds and four-ball (best ball) during the second and fourth rounds.