London - Danish
golf star Thorbjorn Olesen has been suspended from the European Tour
after being charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and
The 29-year-old - a member of the victorious 2019 European Ryder Cup
team and a five-time champion on the European Tour - is to appear in
court in London on August 21.
"Thorbjorn Olesen has been suspended from the European Tour pending
the outcome of legal proceedings," a European Tour spokesperson said.
"As this remains an ongoing legal matter, we are unable to make any further comment at this time."
The alleged incidents took place last week when Olesen was returning
on a British Airways flight from Memphis after competing in the St Jude
Police arrested him when the plane landed at Heathrow and subsequently released him under investigation.
"A man has been charged in connection with an incident on an inbound
flight to Heathrow Airport on Monday, July 29," said a Metropolitan
"Jacob Thorbjorn Olesen, 29, of Redcliffe Road, Kensington and
Chelsea, was charged by postal requisition on Thursday, August 1 with
sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault.
"He is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, August 21."
On Monday Olesen's lawyer, Paul Morris, released a statement which
read: "Thorbjorn has cooperated fully with the police during their
investigation, but while the legal proceedings are still ongoing he
unfortunately cannot comment on this matter at this time."