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Thorbjørn Olesen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 152

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Thorbjørn Olesen thrashed Golfclub Munchen Eichenried with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening lap at the BMW International Open.
The Dane made an error on both of the final two holes, but only the first cost him as he raced from the blocks in Germany, lying T3 when he signed his card midway through the afternoon wave. On the front nine he smoothed birdies at 2, 4 and 9, then he added two more at 11 and 13 to head into the final stretch in nice shape. A birdie-3 at the short par-4 16th was a step in the right direction, but he gave the shot back with an errant tee shot at the par-3 17th. On the final tee he appeared to have made another mistake when he hooked towards water, but he had enough of the ball to clear it and find himself in the middle of the dogleg fairway. Taking 7-iron from 220-yards he found the heart of the green and very nearly holed from 30'0" for eagle, but he was happy enough with the birdie given the palpitations on the tee. He was two behind the clubhouse lead of 8-under. Jun 22 - 12:09 PM

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Thorbjørn Olesen stumbled on his way home, carding a final round 2-under-par 35-36=71 at the Nordea Masters in Malmo to end the week T4 on 9-under 283, two behind the winner Renato Paratore.

A mid-back nine lull cost the Dane his opportunity to win after reaching the 13th tee 2-under for the day and right in contention, one behind the then-leaders Renato Paratore and Chris Wood. He had made three birdies at 7, 9 and 12 to atone for a bogey at the 4th. On the 13th it started to go wrong. He needed to drain a 12’0" putt for par on the green, then ground out a par at the 14th with an up-and-down, but at 15, when he needed to do so again, he missed the down from kick-in range. He failed to made headway at the par-5 16th but did tick the 17th, however it was too late. It’s the second T4 of his career at Barseback in two visits, the last coming on his tournament debut in 2009.
Jun 4 - 11:24 AM

Thorbjorn Olesen's 3-under-par 33-37=70 had a sting in the tail as he suffered a walk-off double bogey-6 to drop two shots off the lead through 54 of the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

The Dane, who finished fourth here at Barseback Golf & Country Club on his European Tour debut in 2009, occupies that same position now after landing at 7-under 212. It looked as if he would be the man to beat going into Sunday after making a dramatic move either side of the turn. After five opening pars and a birdie at 6, Olesen put his second shot at the par-5 9th to just six feet and nailed the putt for eagle. After holing from the fringe for birdie at 10 and adding another circle at 12, Olesen was 9-under and looking down on the field. He dropped a shot at 14 which he recovered with a birdie at 16 but then took six swings on the par-4 closer. The frustration was eased a touch by leader and playing partner Wood bogeying the same hole, thus leaving Olesen still very much in touch just two shots back. He'd started the day four in arrears.
Jun 3 - 11:53 AM

Thorbjørn Olesen scorched the turn to move into T6 on the live leaderboard as the second round of the Nordea Masters came to a close; his second lap of 3-under-par 35-35=70 giving him a 36-hole total of 4-under 142.

The Dane heads into the weekend at Barseback Golf and Country Club four swings back of the halfway leader Jamie Donaldson, but bang in contention and he can thank the action around the turn for that position. He had ended his first lap with a double bogey-7 at the 9th and when he dropped more shots with bogeys at 1 and 3 must have been looking at the cut line, but matters soon changed. He made birdie at 6, added another at 7 and made it a hat-trick at 8. Just as importantly, after yesterday's error, he passed through the 9th without dropping a shot. He then circled 11 and 12 before parring his way home.
Jun 2 - 12:23 PM

Thorbjørn Olesen made his European Tour debut at Barseback Golf & Country Club in 2009, making an instant impact by finishing fourth; he returns there this week to contest the 2017 Nordea Masters.

"It's kind of a special place," Olesen told "That (fourth place) kind of helped to kick my career on. I played here a lot as a junior also. I feel like I know the place pretty well and I'm looking forward to it this week." With the course close to Denmark, Olesen will have plenty of support and he's shown that when everything clicks, he knows how to win as highlighted by a European Tour win in each of the last three seasons. The Dane endured his usual struggle at Wentworth (MC) last week but two starts earlier was T8 in the Shenzhen International. Olesen also won a Challenge Tour event in Sweden in 2010 but has only contested two of the last five Nordea Masters (T22 at Bro Hof Slott in 2012 and MC at PGA Sweden National in 2015).
May 31 - 9:45 AM

Thorbjørn Olesen collected silverware on his last trip to England but he faces a much harder task in this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Olesen teamed up with Lucas Bjerregaard to win the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club earlier this month. He'll now look to carry those good vibes to nearby Wentworth although he has some serious history to overcome. Olesen has pegged it up six times in the BMW PGA Championship and made the weekend just once, finishing down the field in T54 in 2014. He's never managed a round in the 60s in 14 laps of the course and broken par just three times. At least, he'll face a slightly different challenge this time after a £5m revamp to the course and, also in his favor, is an ability to get very hot on any given week. Without doubt, though, it'll take a leap of faith to get him on board.
May 24 - 8:43 AM

Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard completed a 3-1 victory over Australia in the final of the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club, a double of sorts after Olesen claimed the 2016 World Cup alongside Soren Kjeldsen last November.

The Australian pairing of Scott Hend and Sam Brazel failed to birdie the final hole when 2-1 down and promptly conceded the hole to the Danes who were close enough to the pin after three shots at the 546-yard par-5 final hole. Early in the contest the two teams were somewhat tentative in making pars at 1 and 2 before the Australian made the first move. Hend's eagle putt at the third lipped out for a guaranteed birdie; Olesen failed to match him from 8'0". But on the next tee both Australians found water from the tee; their bogey handed the hole to the Danes. Bjerregaard then sent his tee shot at the 136-yard par-3 fifth to 5'0" and Olesen converted to take the 2-1 lead up the last. It is Olesen's fifth European Tour title and Bjerregaard's first.
May 7 - 12:33 PM

Thorbjorn Olesen holed the winning putt in the first semi final of the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club, giving Denmark a 2-1 victory over Italy.

The Danes have formed a strong duo this week and are now just six holes from completing a World Cup-GolfSixes double. The two teams made pars at the first two holes of the semi before Matteo Manassero had to hole a tough fiver-footer for a half at the third. At the fourth Lucas Bjerregaard drained from 10'0" for birdie and a 1-0 lead before Renato Paratore kept he and his partner in the tie with a tee shot to 8'0", Manassero converted to make it 1-1. But the Italians failed to make birdie on the par-5 final hole whilst Bjerregaard polished off the Danish red number. They will play either Scotland or Australia in the final.
May 7 - 10:33 AM

Thorbjorn Olesen combined with Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) to down Gregory Bourdy and Alex Levy (France) 2-1 in the second quarter final of the GolfSixes at the Centurion Club.

The Danish pair took an early advantage with a birdie-2 at the opening hole, but thereafter the French pushed hard. They made birdie at the third which the Danes equaled to maintain their advantage. A birdie-2 at the fifth for the French drew the tie level. Levy knocked his tee shot to 5'0" and Bourdy secured the red number. At the last Bourdy's approach found sand and they couldn't get up and down; Bjerregaard had thrashed his approach to 12'0" and Olesen drained it for the win. They will play Italy in the semi final.
May 7 - 8:38 AM

The Danish duo of Thorbjørn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in their opener at the GolfSixes at Centurion Club, England.

Olesen won the World Cup of Golf in November alongside Soren Kjeldsen but this is a whole new ball game this week with each Greensomes match being played over just six holes. The decisive moves came on the bespoke course's par 3s. The Dutch pair of Joost Luiten and Reinier Saxton made birdie-2 on the 166-yard first before Olesen and Bjerregaard levelled at 1-1 with a 2 of their own at the fifth. In a match of some quality, two of the other three holes were halved in birdie, the match finishing 1-1 after both teams circled red at the 546-yard closer. With England and India drawing the other Group A game 2-2, it means all four teams on the group have a single point each. Denmark will hope to bank a three-point win when they take on England in Match 2.
May 6 - 7:12 AM

Thorbjørn Olesen cruised to a second straight 4-under-par 34-34=68 at the Shenzhen International in China, his halfway tally of 8-under 136 good enough for T2 on the live leaderboard and four back from chart topper Bernd Wiesberger.

Olesen was up early at Genzon GC today, resuming his opening round at 06:30 local after t-storm threats had left him with two holes still to play. He finished with a pair of pars before beginning his second lap from the 10th tee with a birdie. The Dane then scribbled a pair of deuces on his scorecard via gains on the par 3s at 12 and 16 before dropping his only shot of the day at 18. He got it back at No. 2 and picked off one more birdie at 6 to maintain his title challenge. Olesen never wins prizes for consistency but when he gets a sniff of victory the 27-year-old can be lethal. He could well be the one who gives Wiesberger the most to think about this weekend.
Apr 21 - 3:24 AM

Thorbjørn Olesen readies for a rare start on the PGA TOUR as he turns his attention toward this week's Puerto Rico Open.

Outside of WGCs and major championships, the Dane has made just 16 starts on the PGA TOUR. He's missed the cut in 13 of those starts, but also finished top 10 in two of them (7, 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational; T8, 2014 Memorial). His success overseas should not be ignored, though. Most recently he teamed up with Soren Kjeldsen in November to take home the crown at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf. That came less than two months after his solo victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. The 27-year-old brings a lot of upside to the table, but he's not the most consistency golfer on the board. Not by a long shot.
Mar 20 - 7:02 PM

With a 2-over-par 38-36=74, Thorbjørn Olesen put it in reverse in round three of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth in Australia, dropping 29 spots down the leaderboard to T39 and missing out on the top 24 who will battle it out in Sunday's match play finale.

His eventual tally of 5-under 211 in the 54-hole stroke play section was three shots too many to make the playoff for the final five spots after 19 players had made it through automatically on 9-under. Olesen's disappointing Saturday included bogeys at 7, 9, 12 and 16, his only birdies coming at 11 and 15. Others notable names to exit at the 54-hole mark include: 209- Simon Khan ... 210- Richard Green ... 211- Robert Allenby ... 212- Ashun Wu, Mikko Korhonen, Curtis Luck ... 213- Peter Uihlein, Gregory Bourdy.
Feb 18 - 5:20 AM

Thorbjørn Olesen faces a different format on the European Tour this week when he pegs it up at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth in Australia but he'll expect to show up strongly having won at the course before.

Lake Karrinyup hosted four editions of the Perth International and the Dane won in 2014 to secure the second of his four European Tour titles. This week's format features three days of stroke play before a second cut is made and the top 24 battle it out under match play rules Sunday. Three years ago when he won Olesen was the leader after 54 holes so should be confident of making it through to the final day where each head-to-head match is played over just six holes. Olesen, who missed the cut at Lake Karrinyup when returning last year, won the Turkish Airlines Open in November and is 3-for-3 in 2017 after a run of 29-57-32 on the Desert Swing. He'll be a popular pick this week.
Feb 14 - 9:15 AM

Denmark, represented by Thorbjørn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen, closed out victory at the World Cup of Golf in sensational style, shooting 6-under-par 35-31=66 to total 20-under 268 at Kingston Heath Golf Club and finish four clear of France, China and the U.S.A.

A second round 60 had vaulted the Danes into the lead, a calm head kept them there through Saturday's foursomes and a becalmed front nine Sunday, before they confirmed victory with a blistering back nine. Veteran Kjeldsen had been to the fore on that front nine, with a superb approach to 4'0" for birdie at the par-three 6th and a classy up-and-down from sand for par at the 7th. But a bogey at No. 8 saw them turn in level par, just two ahead of a chasing, and charging, pack. Whereupon Olesen caught fire. At 10, 11 and 13 he sucked approaches inside 6-feet. At the first of those Kjeldsen beat him into the hole for the red number but otherwise he did the ticking as the pack got to within a shot. He made two more at 14 and 15 before closing out his nation's first-ever success in the event with a 25'0" par breaker on the final green. "Today on the back nine I felt like I would die for my partner," said Kjeldsen afterwards. "I've never experienced that before."
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