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Thorbjørn Olesen cleared to play on European Tour due to court delay

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The European Tour has lifted Thorbjorn Olesen’s suspension after court proceedings involving the player were put back until December 2021.

Olesen was suspended back in August 2019, after he was alleged to have molested a female and to have urinated down the aisle of an aircraft.

The Dane told Isleworth crown court that he intended to plead not guilty, but the Tour had suspended the 30-year-old as they deemed it “inappropriate” for Olesen to continue playing events while the proceedings were ongoing.

In a statement this week, the European Tour said

“Due to this significant and unparalleled delay in the legal process, the European Tour has agreed that his suspension be lifted with immediate effect, allowing him to compete while he continues to contest the case. This will be reviewed following the conclusion of the legal process, but as this is an ongoing legal matter the European Tour will be making no further comment at this time.”

Speaking to the media after last week’s Danish PGA Championship, Olesen told reporters: 

“I am incredibly sad about what has happened and would like to apologise to all the Danes who have supported me for so many years.

I basically haven’t played golf in a year. I played for a week in November in Spain, and then I’ve been playing for the last couple of weeks – that’s it. Since I started playing,

I’ve never had anything like that where I haven’t played in such a long time. It’s hard.”

Olesen is now free to appear at the European Tour’s first event back from the restart at the British Masters at Close House.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Bing Hogan

    Jul 3, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    That’s a shame…

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The DailyWRX (8/2/2020): Bones is no joke | Golfclubdegeneritus | Sam Horsfield will win majors

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Major week!!!! LFG

Bones…

Dude is NO joke.

A plethora of long boxes……

means you have golfclubdegeneritus. I’ll save you a seat.

This scares me…

Like it actually scares me…like Michael Myers.

Calling it right now…

…this boy gonna win majors.

Tristan looking…

…at a big 2nd half of the summer.

That’s savage…

…I did laugh though.

DM @johnny_wunder

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Euro Tour pro takes boat to an island to play recovery shot

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The Hero Open gave way to one of the strangest golf moments of the year, with Euro Tour pro Joel Sjöholm taking a boat to a tiny island to hit a recovery shot on Sunday.

During the final round, Sjöholm’s ball on the par 5 17th hole landed on a small island off the green and determined to find it, the Swede grabbed four clubs and set off in a boat.

Having got there safely, Sjöholm then got busy removing advertising boards before playing his ball as it lay.

Check out the surreal incident below.

Sjöholm made bogey on the hole and finished T22 at the event.

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How much each player won at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

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Justin Thomas got the job done on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and along with the title, the 27-year-old takes home a check for a monstrous $1,820,000. Brooks Koepka’s double bogey on the final hole resulted in a four-way tie for second, with each player earning $695,000 for their efforts.

With a total prize purse of $10.5 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

1: Justin Thomas, -13, $1,820,000

T-2: Brooks Koepka, -10, $695,000

T-2: Daniel Berger, -10, $695,000

T-2: Phil Mickelson, -10, $695,000

T-2: Tom Lewis, -10, $695,000

T-6: Chez Reavie, -9, $268,333.33

T-6: Louis Oosthuizen, -9, $268,333.33

T-6: Matthew Fitzpatrick, -9, $268,333.33

T-6: Xander Schaffele, -9, $268,333.34

T-6: Jason Day, -9,$268,333.34

T-6: Shane Lowry, -9, $268,333.33

T-12: Dustin Johnson, -8, $166,666.67

T-12: Webb Simpson, -8, $166,666.67

T-12: Byeong Hun An, -8, $166,666.66

T-15: Brendon Todd, -7, $131,400

T-15: Ryan Palmer, -7, $131,400

T-15: Abraham Ancer, -7, $131,400

T-15: Scottie Scheffler, -7, $131,400

T-15: Rickie Fowler, -7, $131,400

T-20: Erik van Rooyen, -6, $106,200

T-20: Collin Morikawa, -6, $106,200

T-20: Hideki Matsuyama, -6, $106,200

T-20: Joel Dahmen, -6, $106,200

T-20: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, -6, $106,200

T-25: Kevin Kisner, -5, $87,200

T-25: Matt Kuchar, -5, $87,200

T-25: Bubba Watson, -5, $87,200

T-25: Billy Horschel, -5, $87,200

T-25: Cameron Champ, -5, $87,200

T-30: Bryson DeChambeau, -4, $72,000

T-30: Andrew Landry, -4, $72,000

T-30: J.T. Poston, -4, $72,000

T-30: Corey Conners, -4, $72,000

T-30: Jordan Spieth, -4, $72,000

T-35: Tommy Fleetwood, -3, $56,111.12

T-35: Patrick Cantlay, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Kevin Na, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Graeme McDowell, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Kevin Streelman, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Henrik Stenson, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Sergio Garcia, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Nick Taylor, -3, $56,111.11

T-35: Sungjae Im, -3, $56,111.11

T-44: Jason Kokrak, -2, $49,000

T-44: Mackenzie Hughes, -2, $49,000

T-44: Sung Kang, -2, $49,000

T-47: Rory McIlroy, -1, $46,500

T-47: Patrick Reed, -1, $46,500

T-49: Lucas Herbert, E, $44,000

T-49: Tyler Duncan, E, $44,000

T-49: Matthew Wolff, E, $44,000

T-52: Jon Rahm, +1, $40,000

T-52: Joaquin Niemann, +1, $40,000

T-52: Max Homa, +1, $40,000

T-52: Keegan Bradley, +1, $40,000

T-52: Marc Leishman, +1, $40,000

T-57: Michael Thompson, +2, $37,250

T-57: Gary Woodland, +2, $37,250

 

T-59: Matt Wallace, +3, $35,250

T-59: Cameron Smith, +3, $35,250

T-59: Jazz Janewattananond, +3, $35,250

T-59: Viktor Hovland, +3, $35,250

T-59: Robert MacIntyre, +3, $35,250

T-59: Matt Jones, +3, $35,250

T-65: Victor Perez, +4, $33,250

T-65: Tony Finau, +4, $33,250

T-67: Paul Casey, +5, $32,625

T-67: Brandt Snedeker, +5, $32,625

T-69: Tyrrell Hatton, +7, $32,000

T-69: Ian Poulter, +7, $32,000

T-69: Danny Willett, +7, $32,000

T-72: Adam Hadwin, +8, $31,375

T-72: C.T. Pan, +8, $31,375

74: Bernd Wiesberger, +9, $31,000

T-75: Shaun Norris, +10, $30,625

T-75: Haotong Li, +10, $30,625

77: Sebastian Soderberg, +11, $30,250

78: Rafa Cabrera Bello, +15, $30,000

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