Airline Loses Olesen’s Golf Clubs Twice In 10 Days

Thorbjørn Olesen is under a lot of pressure currently as he attempts to qualify for his first Ryder Cup team on merit. With only three tournaments left to accumulate points, the last thing Olesen wants to worry about is if and when he’ll get his two sets of clubs and five suitcases that have been lost by British Airways back in time to compete.

Olesen made light of the situation in a way that was both funny and instructive as using social media to complain about airlines has become a pretty quick way to get the attention of the respective customer support teams, especially when you have over 50,000 followers.

Traveling internationally is never easy, but having to bring your back-up set of clubs for fear of not having the very tools he uses to ply his trade only to have those lost as well can’t be putting his mind at ease.

Coming off of a T3 at the WGC-Bridgestone and a disappointing T56 at the PGA Championship, Olesen was heading to Sweden for this week’s Nordea Masters when the second instance of his clubs being lost occurred. 

All’s well that ends well, however. Olesen tweeted early on Wednesday that his bag had arrived in Sweden and he’ll have them for the first round of compeition on Thursday.

The Dane currently sits in 6th place in the European Points rankings — the top-4 qualify — and he’s in 10th in the World Points rankings — the top-4 not already on via European Points qualify — meaning he needs a late push to guarantee that he will be playing for his fellow countryman Thomas Bjorn in Paris.