In an email to B. T. tells golforganisationen European Tours deputy media executive Steve Todd, the 29-year-old dane remains suspended, after he at a court hearing in London 13. december pleaded 'not guilty' in the charges of, among other things, having violated a woman during a flight from the US to England.
the European Tour does not tell you how long the suspension will continue. But it is expected that Thorbjørn Olesen at the earliest comes in the competition again after the trial, which starts 11. may 2020.
"I don't know how they do it there. But him, who know nothing, and who can comment - if he will - is attorney Paul Morris," says Thorbjørn olesen's Danish PR agent, Mads H. Frederiksen, B. T.
If the Danish golfhold for the OLYMPICS 2020 in Tokyo had to be taken here and now, would Thorbjørn Olesen among the two qualified.
On this list is he, despite the inactivity on both the PGA European Tour since the end of July the number 39.
this is he second best dane after Lucas Bjerregaard and better placed than the OLYMPICS-the reserves Joachim B. Hansen and Rasmus Højgaard.
However, Thorbjørn Olesen at the moment no possibility to capture points verdensranglistepoint, and thus it must be concluded that it is far from certain that he is doing successfully through the OLYMPICS-qualification. Thus, there comes total of only 60 men to participate in the olympic golf tournament in Tokyo.
"Everyone must just wait and see what happens. Here and now, know we not, whether Thorbjørn being judged," says Mads H. Frederksen informing you that internally in Thorbjorn olesen's team has discussed how he will behave if he ensures the OLYMPICS is the passport.
What the conclusion of this talk has been, want Mads H. Frederiksen, however, not to tell.
"I can't comment on it," is his succinct answer.
"He is in full time training in London, red.) and are not just around and enjoying themselves," says Mads H. Frederiksen.
with regard to golfers ' hearts beat faster qualification to the OLYMPICS, will be drawn a month before the competition beginning, a line in the sand.
head of delegation for the Danish team will be the Danish Golf Union's director Morten Backhausen.
B. T. has been in contact with him. He does not want to comment on Thorbjorn olesen's situation, but does not hide the fact that they hope on a fully Danish golfhold at the OLYMPIC games in Tokyo.
It will say that there probably also will be participation in the women's tournament, where Nanna K. Madsen and Nicole Broch Larsen at the moment are, respectively, number 25 and 26 on the kvalifikationslisten.
It has not been possible to get Thorbjørn olesen's comment.
Several Danish media - including B. T. - have during the recent court hearings in London tried to get in contact with him, but the question has not been answered with anything other than the silent gaze.
the Last time, he uttered in the public space, was 28. July, where he in a tweet commented on his performance at a golf tournament on the us PGA Tour.
a Short time after he flew from the US to England, where he in London-airport Heathrow were arrested, allegedly for having been inappropriate.
Since Thorbjørn Olesen among others, is accused of touching of a sexual nature without consent, he may, in the worst case be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 10 years, while it has to be full on a plane, according to the English law, the maximum can send a convicted in prison for two years.
Ends Thorbjørn Olesen in prison, he unleashes for a fine, but he's not behind bars, there is a possibility that he can 'settle' with samfundsstraf.
He was in last year with Europe's winning Ryder Cup team and is on the latest world ranking number 88, which is 26 spots further down than he was at the beginning of four months ago.Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 00:00