Thorbjorn Olesen

    Thorbjorn Olesen

    Born: December 21, 1989

    Height: 5 ft 9 in

    Birthplace: Fureso, Denmark

    Turned Pro: 2008

    Sponsors: Srixon

    Olesen turned professional in 2008 and played well enough on the Nordic League Tour in 2009 to qualify for Europe’s top second tier tour, the Challenge Tour.

    In 2010, Olesen won the Princess, a Challenge Tour event held in Sweden. Other consistent play put Olesen in 3rd place in the season long point standings which earned him full-exempt status for the 2011 European Tour season.

    He jumpstarted his rookie campaign by placing second at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, an event that was held in December 2010 but officially kicked off the 2011 European Tour season. Six months later, Olesen recorded another 2nd place at the BMW Italian Open. Olesen fired a final round 62 but missed a playoff with winner Robert Rock by a single shot. Another second place finish qualified him for that year’s Open Championship, Olesen’s first career Major.

    Olesen continued to play well in 2012 and 2013. He won the Sicilian Open in 2012 and climbed into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. This also qualified him to play in the 2013 Masters. After a nervous opening round 78, Olesen fired rounds of 70, 68 and 68 over the final three rounds, eventually tying for 6th place. The performance gave Olesen a conditional PGA Tour card.

    In 2014, Olesen won his second European Tour event at the ISPS Handa Perth International Championship. This event was co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia.

    Olesen is a football (soccer) fanatic. He cheers for both Manchester United and FC Copenhagen. Olesen is currently ranked #110 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

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