A childhood dream was fulfilled for Thorbjorn Olesen this summer as he represented Denmark in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Targeting the games since it was announced as an event that he would love to play in, he reached this target and competed with fellow Dane Soren Kjeldsen.
With an opening round of 70 leaving him in a tie for seventh position, he was 7 back from the leader Marcus Fraser, and only 4 back from the chasing pack with sixty six’s.
A second round 68 saw him jump 9 places on the leaderboard up into eighth position and only a few back from the leaders.
Going into the final two rounds, Thor needed a big push to move up into the medal positions but followed his second round with a 74, dropping him back into a crowded bunch who were tied for 44th.
A final round of 71 saw Olesen complete his 2016 Olympic Games in a tie for 39th position with Justin Rose eventually being crowned the Olympic Champion.
What a fantastic experience for Thorbjorn and such an honour to represent his country at an Olympic Games and now call himself an Olympian.