It couldn’t have come at a worse time. But airlines losing golf clubs on the eve of tournaments is nothing new.
The latest victim is Thorbjorn Olesen. A winner on the European Tour already this season he is set to compete at the Nordea Masters at The Hills club on Thursday, the start of six vital weeks which could result in a European Ryder Cup place.
Unfortunately for the 27-year-old, it appears he might not be able to tee it up this week with his sticks.
“Another week, another set of missing golf clubs and lost baggage, with @AmericanAir & @British_Airways,” Olesen tweeted on Tuesday.
“Any chance you could help find all of my luggage and send it to me before my tournament this week?! Need them for work!!”
It seems that Olesen’s cries for help fell on deaf ears, as 21 hours later his replacement set and five suitcases were also lost.
So the comedy continues, @British_Airways have managed to now lose 5 suitcases and 2 sets of golf clubs in 10 days!
Decided to bring my only backup set of clubs on this morning's flight to the Nordea Masters in case my other lost set don't arrive and BA have also now lost these! pic.twitter.com/V6QPXzAaBk
— Thorbjørn Olesen (@Thorbjornolesen) August 14, 2018
Even though Olesen was prepared like a chief scout with TWO sets of clubs in case of trouble, it proves that air travel for a golfer is never plain sailing. Just ask Graeme McDowell…
But, with 45 days remaining until the most anticipated Ryder Cup in recent years, the world number 40 needs to be firing on all cylinders to make Bjørn’s cut.
All hope is not is lost, as just a whole 48 hours later Thorbjorn Olesen was reunited with atleast one set of his clubs.
— Thorbjørn Olesen (@Thorbjornolesen) August 15, 2018
All he needs now is the other set, which are most probably stuck on a carousel in baggage claim.