Four years after his fifth and last career victory (arrived at the 2018 Italian Open), the Danish Thorbjorn Olesen is preparing to return to success on the DP World Tour. In England, the 32-year-old from Fureso with a partial of 69 ( -3) out of a total of 205 (66 70 69, -11), he returned to the top of the British Masters (where he had already closed the opening 18 holes in command) and, at the end of the “moving day”, boasts three strokes ahead of the German Hurly Long (leader in the middle of the race) and the English Marcus Armitage, both second with 208 (-8).
In Sutton Coldfield, on the course of The Belfry (par 72), which hosted the Ryder Cup four times, the Turin Edoardo Molinari slipped from 27th to 30th position with 214 (68 74 72, -2).
Thorbjorn Olesen, British Masters
The only blue to have passed the cut, in the third round he made four birdies, with two bogeys and a double bogey (at 18, the last of the day).
Two eagles, as many bogeys and a birdie for Olesen, who aims to put years of difficulty behind him. In December 2021, the Dane – accused of assault against a woman on a flight from Nashville to London – was found not guilty by Aldersgate House Nightingale Court.
And now Olesen, who in 2018 won the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris with the Europe team, only to lose practically all his sponsors, wants the success of the redemption in England. In addition to him, Long and Armitage, Scottish Richie Ramsay, South African Justin Walters, Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti, American Chase Hanna and Scottish Richie Ramsay, all 4 / i with 209 (-7 ).
Jacob Thorbjørn Olesen (born 21 December 1989) is a Danish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, where he has won five times including the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open and the 2018 Italian Open. He has also won two important pairs events, representing Denmark, the 2016 World Cup of Golf with Søren Kjeldsen and the 2017 GolfSixes with Lucas Bjerregaard.