Accused of molesting a woman on a first-class flight from Nashville to London, Thorbjorn Olesen's situation is complicated. "She grabbed me and felt my breasts." And then he "assaulted another passenger and urinated in a person's seat while he was drunk and high."
This is the testimony given in London by the woman who complains of being harassed in August 2019 by the Danish golfer, a member of the European team that won the Ryder Cup in 2018 and winner of five rounds of the European Tour.
But in front of Aldersgate House Nightingale Court also showed up a member of that crew who said he saw Olesen "very drunk and completely distracted" While another of the flight attendants said "they have never seen such over the top behavior in 27 years of service"
Thorbjorn Olesen, situation
Among the testimonies there is also that of Ian Poulter, a British golfer who on that occasion was on the same aircraft as Olesen. "Thorbjorn is a hard worker - said the Englishman - who is dedicated to his profession.
I had sleeping pills with me but I didn't give any to Olesen, who looked different than usual, I thought he had drunk too much" The court also heard another green champion, Justin Rose. All while Olesen recently explained that he remembered having had five or six drinks before getting on the plane, denying however that he was drunk and also claiming to have taken four sleeping pills and not remembering anything else.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship).
A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.
" These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.
I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.