Thorbjorn Olesen suspended from European Tour for reported sexual assault

The European Tour have suspended Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen amid claims of sexual assault on a flight from the US after the WGC St.Jude event in Tennessee.

Olesen was arrested at Heathrow airport after a first-class flight from the US where he was reportedly drunk, urinated in the aisle and assaulted a female passenger as she slept.

Jack de Menedez at The Independent reported that Ian Poulter was also on the flight where the alleged incident occurred.

Olesen was also said to have been involved in an argument with other passengers after becoming verbally abusive, which required friend and fellow golfer Ian Poulter to intervene to calm the situation.

Poulter then went to sleep, according to his agent Paul Dunkley, when it is then alleged that Olesen continued to be a disruption on the flight and got himself involved in the further incidents.

The European Tour confirmed the suspension after charges have been laid and will appear in court in on August 21.

Olesen has 12 career professional victories including winning the World Cup of Golf with Soren Kjeldsen in Melbourne in 2016 and the Perth International in 2014.

Olesen’s most recent Twitter update came immediately after finishing the WGC St.Jude tournament.

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