WATCH: Seamus Power looks back on his maiden Olympic experience

The Waterford golfer had a top-ten finish in Brazil

WATCH: Seamus Power looks back on his maiden Olympic experience

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After his top-ten finish at the first Olympic golf tournament in over 100 years, Seamus Power has returned to America to compete at the News Sentinel Open in Tennessee.

The Waterford native, who will play on the PGA Tour next year has been speaking about his experiences in Brazil. Along with Padraig Harrington, the two men became Ireland's Olympic representatives in the tournament, which was won by Justin Rose.

"You just feel like you're representing more than yourself, which is different for golf", Power admitted. "It was a very, very proud moment."

Despite his tied-eighth finish, Power revealed that one of his most abiding memories will be taking part in the Opening Ceremony. The 29-year-old was one of the first golfers to arrive in Brazil, and he did so with the intention of walking into the Maracana Stadium.

"Walking behind the your countries' flag that - it was amazing... Walking in behind [Paddy Barnes} holding the flag, walking into a stadium with 80 or 90,000 people cheering was something that I'll never forget".

Power was the least experienced member of the Irish team, with Harrington competing on the course and Paul McGinley acting as Ireland's team leader. Despite the age gap, and close relationship between the two Dubliners, Power loved his experience away from the course as much as he did on it.

"Those guys are special guys. They have meant a lot to golf in Ireland and still do. It was kinda funny to see them have a couple of one-liners with each other... You kinda forget that those guys are nice, normal guys too."

The Olympic Games helped Power stay out of the bubble of competing, calling golf "a small spoke in a big, big wheel" of Rio 2016.

Even with the Olympic Games over for Power, it's refreshing to see him still basking in the glow of his performance in Brazil.