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Thorbjorn Olesen Biography – Thorbjorn Olesen Wiki

Thorbjorn Olesen is a Danish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has six European Tour wins. He has also won two pairs events, representing Denmark, the 2016 World Cup of Golf with Søren Kjeldsen and the 2017 GolfSixes with Lucas Bjerregaard.

Olesen turned professional in 2008. He made his professional debut at the Ecco Tour Championship in August 2008 on the European Challenge Tour. The Dane claimed his first professional victory at The Princess on the European Challenge Tour in July 2010. He finished third on the Challenge Tour rankings and earned his European Tour card for the 2011 season.

Olesen won on the European Tour for the first time at the Sicilian Open in April 2012. The victory moved him to No. 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the first time he cracked the top 100 on the list. In 2014, Olesen won the ISPS Handa Perth International for his second European Tour victory. In 2015, Olesen won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews and the Turkish Airlines Open in Turkey in 2016. On June 3, 2018, Olesen won the Italian Open for his fifth European Tour victory.

In September 2018, Olesen earned his place on the European team courtesy of a career-best 2018 campaign, which included a maiden Rolex Series victory at the Italian Open and two top tens in the World Golf Championships. He made his Ryder Cup debut in 2018, under the Captainship of his friend and mentor Thomas Bjørn and won his singles match in impressive fashion, beating Jordan Spieth 5&4.

In May 2022, Olesen secured his sixth European Tour title after nearly four years at the Betfred British Masters. The Dane trailed with two holes to play but finished eagle birdie to win by one stroke at The Belfry.

Thorbjorn Olesen Age

Jacob Thorbjørn Olesen was born on 21 December 1989 in Hareskovby, Furesø Municipality, Denmark. He was formerly known as Jacob, but changed to use his middle name Thorbjørn as it is far less common. Thorbjørn means “Thunder Bear” in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.

Thorbjorn Olesen Parents

Olesen’s parents have been supportive throughout his career. He told Men’s Journal that his father introduced him to golf when he was seven. “My Dad introduced me to golf when I was seven… but I wasn’t hugely committed to it until I was almost 18, a little before turning pro. After long discussions with my parents and my coach, I realized if I was going to turn pro, I had to give it 100%, which I have done since that day.”

His parents wanted him to first get an education before turning pro. Olesen told Golf Digest: “There was some convincing I had to do with my parents. It wasn’t that they didn’t want me to turn pro, it’s that my mom wanted me to get an education first. But I explained the great opportunity ahead of me. I think we made the right decision.”

Thorbjorn Olesen Wife

Is Thorbjorn Olesen married? His partner, Lauren Zafer, is an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lauren is originally from Toronto, Canada.

Thorbjorn Olesen Family

Thorbjorn Olesen and his partner, Lauren Zafer, have one child together. Their son, Cooper Olesen, was born in April 2021. Olesen shared the news of the birth of their baby on Instagram, writing, “Welcome to the world Cooper Olesen. Our lives are changed forever and our hearts are so full. Mom [Lauren Zafer] was amazing and is recovering well.”

On Sunday, 9 May 2021, Olesen paid tribute to his partner, Lauren Zafer, on Instagram, writing, “Happy first Mother’s Day to @laurenzafer . I love watching you be a Mom to our baby boy 💙. We are so lucky to have you.”

The Olesen family reside in London, England. On living in London, Olesen told Golf Digest: “I love big cities. London is pretty similar to Copenhagen, where a lot of my family and most of my friends are. But what I really like about London is all the different nationalities who co-exist. It makes it easy to move there as a foreigner…There’s just so much to do in this city.”

Thorbjorn Olesen Net Worth

Thorbjorn Olesen’s net worth is estimated to be €10 million. He has a multi-year sponsorship deal with TaylorMade Golf and Galvin Green.

Thorbjorn Olesen Career Earnings

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen has earned €12,323,124.99 in career earnings. He earned €1,001,620.89 in 2022, €196,202.47 in 2021, €106,047.76 in 2020, €2,509,927.93 in 2018, €1,343,766.59 in 2017, €1,857,259.04 in 2016, €1,139,966.16 in 2015, €956,188.16 in 2014, €963,876.06 in 2013, €1,309,270.69 in 2012, €637,703.21 in 2011, and €16,706.06 in 2010.

Thorbjorn Olesen WITB

Thorbjorn Olesen WITB 2022 – Here’s a look at the equipment the Danish professional golfer used to win the 2022 British Masters.

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White Prototype 65 TX shaft

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX shaft

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (18 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White Prototype 85 TX shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (3), TaylorMade P7MC (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 TW (56-12, 60-11), with Project X 6.5 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Thorbjorn Olesen Caddie

Who Is Thorbjorn Olesen ‘s caddie? His caddie is Dominic Bott. Bott has been a professional caddie for over 25 years and has seen nine wins throughout his career.

Olesen shared a photo of his caddie at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2016, writing, “my handsome caddie dom looking real smart with the danish flag. #allfordenmark #rio2016 #olympicgolf”

Olesen’s caddie, Dom Bott, has also caddied for Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, Paul Casey and Thomas Bjorn.

Thorbjorn Olesen Height

Olesen stands at a height of 5′ 8″ (175cm).

Thorbjorn Olesen Nationality

Olesen is of Danish nationality.

Thorbjorn Olesen Instagram

Thorbjorn Olesen’s Instagram is @thorbjornolesen.