European Tour

European Tour suspends Olesen pending investigation

2019-08-07 12:19
Thorbjorn Olesen
Thorbjorn Olesen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Following his disorderly conduct on a plane, golfer Thorbjorn Olesen has been suspended by the European Tour.

The Dane is facing charges of sexual assault, common assault and being drunk on an airplane after an eventful flight last month.

Olesen was returning from the World Golf Championships in Tennessee on July 29, when he got out of hand on the flight, sexually assaulting a passenger while she was sleeping, urinating in the aisle and disobeying the flight crew.

Police were waiting for him when the plane touched down at Heathrow Airport.

READ: PGA Tour: Olesen allegations 'very serious and troubling'

The 29-year-old's lawyer said that he has fully cooperated with the investigation since and will appear in court on August 21.

The European Tour will make a statement on Olesen's status as a player following the outcome of the investigation.

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