OLESEN Thorbjørn

Thorbjørn OLESEN



ResidenceVarlose, Denmark
Date of Birth:21/12/1989
Place of BirthFursø, Denmark
Height & Weight5ft 9¾in 10st 12lbs (175cm 69kg)
InterestsFootball, Manchester Utd FC, FC Copenhagen, all sports
Web Sitewww.thorbjornolesen.com
Turned Pro2008 (plus 3)
Qualifying School2009

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The young Dane captured his second European Tour title in 2014 at the ISPS HANDA Perth International to finish 32nd in The Race to Dubai for the second year running. A football fanatic who divides his loyalties between FC Copenhagen and Manchester United, Olesen lived up to his star billing by winning the Sicilian Open in his second season on The European Tour, aged 22. Produced four rounds in the 60s to win by one shot at Verdura Golf and Spa Resort, fulfilling the potential he showed on the Challenge Tour in 2010, when he finished third in the Rankings thanks largely to victory in The Princess in Sweden. Also finished runner-up at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October 2012, pushing friend Branden Grace all the way. Missed just five cuts all season en route to taking 15th spot in The Race to Dubai. Got off to a flying start in 2013 with two top-three finishes in the Desert Swing, before helping Continental Europe to a first victory in seven attempts in his Seve Trophy debut. Had a hugely successful rookie season in 2011, when he was 48th courtesy of runner-up finishes in the South African Open Championship (December 2010), the Italian Open and the Alstom Open de France. Often practises with his compatriot and golfing idol Soren Hansen in Dubai. Formerly known as Jacob, but changed to use his middle name Thorbjørn as it is far less common.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins3
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai25
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 708,171 (2015)


Professional World Cup 2011, 13 Seve Trophy 2013 (winners) Royal Trophy 2013 (winners) EURASIA CUP 2014

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