London - Danish
golf star Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in court in Britain on Wednesday
accused of sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
Olesen, a member of the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team and a
five-time champion on the European Tour, made no plea in the short
hearing at a court in west London.
But the 29-year-old has previously indicated he would contest the
charges, and will formally respond in a hearing set for December 13.
Olesen was arrested on July 29 as he arrived back in London, where he
lives, from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in
He is accused of being drunk on the British Airways flight from
Nashville, and is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman and
assault by beating.
Olesen, who appeared in court under his first name Jacob, has been
granted unconditional bail. A provisional trial date was set for May 11