Castore has today announced their partnership with Danish star, Thorbjørn Olesen. 

Founded in the UK in 2015, the billionaire backed sportswear brand’s mission is to build the lightest, most durable and highest performing sportswear on the market.

Their vision is to build Castore into a brand that is respected all across the globe, for the highest quality sportswear, with no stone being left unturned in their search for innovation and performance enhancement. 

Olesen will become the first professional golfer that Castore partner with and he is very excited to be wearing their apparel on the course. 

“I’m really looking forward to wearing the Castore golf range, when I tee it up this week at the Hero Open”, said Olesen. “The fit is very athletic, with a classy and sharp twist to it, so it ties in perfectly with the style that I go for.”

“We are delighted to welcome Thorbjørn to the Castore family. Castore exists to create products that enhance the performance of world class athletes and we are excited to be supporting Thorbjørn as he looks to add more titles to his impressive record on the European Tour.”, said Tom Beahon, one of the founders of Castore. 

Thorbjørn will debut in Castore apparel this week at the Hero Open on the European Tour.

About Castore:

Founded by brothers, Tom and Phil Beahon, in 2015, Castore is setting the pace on the sportswear scene with its premium training gear. Manufactured in Portugal, with their HQ in Liverpool, all of Castore’s garments are woven exclusively and their fabric has the best weight to strength ratio of any available on the market. 

It was Francesco Molinari who secured the winning point, as Europe regained the Ryder Cup on a thrilling final day at Le Golf National last weekend.

Heading into the Sunday singles leading by 10 points to 6, the United States won three of the top five singles match to close the gap to just one point, 

Out in match number 7, rookie Thorbjørn Olesen took down Jordan Spieth (5&4) to claim a much-needed point for the European side. 

Having raced into a lead of five after a brilliant birdie on the 9th, he birdied again on the 16th hole to complete one of the most one-sided singles matches of the day. 

“I really wanted to play today, having not been there (on Saturday),” he said. “It’s unbelievable to do it like this. The crowds went mental.”

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka were in action for the USA team, with Brooks recording 1 and a half points for the week and Dustin with one point. 

Congratulations to Thorbjørn and Team Europe on their victory and Dustin and Brooks and Team USA on their performance throughout the week. All three of you continue to do us proud both on and off the golf course!

It was a Sunday to remember for Thorbjørn Olesen, as he held off stiff competition from home favourite Francesco Molinari and England’s Lee Slattery, to claim the Italian Open.

Needing a par at his final hole to seal victory, he looked in trouble off the tee, when he pulled his drive left. But a fantastic up and down save from the green side bunker completed his final round, with a bogey-free 64 and a 22 under par total. 

Entering the final day, Olesen was one behind playing partner Lee Slattery, but a birdie on his first hole from twelve feet, set the tone for the Dane’s day. 

Birdies followed for Thorbjørn on the fifth and seventh, and he then went on to make back to back birdies on the twelve and the thirteenth, with a simple tap-in putt. 

Molinari and Olesen had been tied for the lead with two holes remaining, but Molinari followed four straight birdies by dropping just his second shot of the week on the 17th and Thorbjørn birdied the same hole in the group behind, to take a two-shot lead.

The Italian refused to throw in the towel and holed a curling birdie putt on the last from forty feet, to complete a 65 and pile the pressure on Thorbjørn. Olesen’s nerveless 10-foot putt on the last, secured him his first Rolex Series event victory, and his fifth European Tour title.

“This is my first time coming from behind to win, so that’s very special to me,” Olesen said after a victory which takes him just outside the automatic qualifying places for September’s Ryder Cup, when fellow Dane Thomas Bjorn will captain the European side.

“I was standing on the eighteenth tee and heard I was two in the lead, that’s why I picked the 5-wood from the tee. I thought that would give me a good chance to make four and worse case I would make five, but I was standing there and saw that great putt Molinari holed and that definitely put some pressure on me.”

“I always wanted to come up the leaderboard and take the trophy. I’ve never had that putt on the last to win a tournament so that’s why this one feels so amazing.”

Thorbjørn shot rounds of 65, 68, 65 and a final round 64, to finish on a 22 under total for his week. Four rounds of golf with just four bogeys on his cards for the week, showed just how flawless he was playing. This win catapults him up the Race to Dubai rankings to 6th position. 

“This is exactly what I needed. Well, it’s always what we need but right now for me it’s great.”

Congratulations on your amazing win Thorbjørn, we are all so proud of you at Hambric Sports! 

It was another successful team event for Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen, this time teaming up with Lucas Bjerregaard and claiming victory at the first ever GolfSixes event on the European Tour.

Denmark had finished second in Group A on Saturday, with them then coming out victors against France and Italy in the quarter and semi-final matches.

It was a tight final match with a birdie on the third hole, giving Australia a 1-0 lead. But it was no surprise when Denmark came back and won the final three holes to be crowned the inaugural GolfSixes champions, with a 3-1 win over Australia.

“It’s gone pretty well for me in team events recently,” added Olesen. “I don’t know if I’m a lucky charm. I feel like I’ve had good partners, as well.”

“I was hoping for a win but Lucas played great, especially these last six holes. I was struggling a little bit.

“It’s been fantastic. Team Denmark has got a lot of support, so we’re really happy with that.”

“It’s been a very intense couple of days. Feels like you’ve played 72 holes or even more. Six holes, it’s very intense match play, playing only six holes and every shot really counts.”

Congratulations to Thorbjørn and Lucas on their fantastic win!

Team Portugal

Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia and José-Filipe Lima cruised into the knockout stages of the GolfSixes with another dominant win in the second round of matches at the Centurion Club.

They had made five birdies in a 4-0 win over Wales in the first round of matches and made three more in another 4-0 victory over Australia to guarantee progression from Group C.

Unfortunately, they were beaten by Scotland at the quarter-final stages, 3-0, after the Scotsmen made two birdies and an eagle to claim victory and progress to the semi-finals.

It was a fantastic weekend for Ricardo and José and they both go on to play in their home open this week, at the Open de Portugal.

International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS HANDA), the leading charity supporting blind and disabled golf, has today announced that Danish golfer Thorbjørn Olesen, will be joining their line-up of global ambassadors. Thorbjørn will be using an ISPS HANDA branded Tour bag this year as he competes around the world.

Four-time European Tour winner Olesen, has enjoyed considerable success at ISPS events having captured the 2014 ISPS HANDA Perth International and 2016 ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf with compatriot Søren Kjeldsen. He also claimed victory at the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour last November, following on from his T2 finish at the BMW International Open and the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters earlier on in the season. Olesen also has solid performances at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Shenzhen International where he finished in tied 8th at both.

Commenting on the announcement, Founder of ISPS, Dr Haruhisa Handa said, “We’re thrilled to have such amazing talent join our ambassador team at ISPS and I’m certain that he will help us spread our message to the world. At ISPS we believe in the
power of sport and its ability to change lives and Thorbjørn perfectly represent our values, not only through his sporting excellence but with his ability to inspire others both on and off the golf course.”

Thorbjørn Olesen said, “It’s always a pleasure to play at ISPS HANDA events, especially in Australia where I have fond memories having won in Perth in 2013 and at the World Cup last year. The format this week looks extremely interesting and I’m looking forward to helping ISPS spread their message around the world this year.”

About ISPS Handa

ISPS is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo.  ISPS was founded by Japanese philanthropist Dr Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world.  ISPS’s support for golf is founded in its belief in the “power of sport” and it has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf. ISPS’s heritage in supporting blind and disabled golf and Dr Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in golf has formed the foundation of its wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport. Outside of golf, ISPS’s support extends to other sports including rowing, football, polo, bowling and the convening of discussion platforms for young leaders in sports.

Denmark won the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf for the first time as Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen claimed a thrilling four-shot victory at Kingston Heath Golf Club.

The Danes had been a dominant force all week, with a stunning round of 60 in the fourballs on Friday helping them take a four-shot lead into a final day where they would be playing the same format.

They did not have it all their own way, though, and the lead was cut to one shot on the back nine as the United States and China kept applying the pressure and France and Sweden made surging late charges.

A run of five birdies in six holes from the tenth was to reassert the Danish dominance, however, and Kjeldsen and Olesen finished at 20 under after a closing 66.

The win completes excellent seasons for Kjeldsen and Olesen, with both finishing in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex and the latter extending his streak of winning seasons on the European Tour to three with victory at the Turkish Airlines Open.

Denmark’s previous best finish at the World Cup had been in 2001 when Thomas Bjørn and Soren Hansen finished in a tie for second, and for Kjeldsen it was a first victory in his sixth appearance, while Olesen was making his third.

“It’s been an absolutely incredible week, I’ve enjoyed it so much. I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie with Thorbjørn. I’ve been so impressed by his game, his attitude, and I think we’ve had a great time and that reflects in the result. When you’ve got a guy like this on the back nine on Sunday, it’s like you feel you want to die for the guy” said Kjeldsen.

“When you’ve got a guy like this on the back nine on Sunday, it’s like you feel you want to die for the guy. It’s different and that’s been really interesting to feel this. I sort of get the sense why teams get so together when they play well. I’ve never really experienced that before this week. I really enjoyed that and that team feeling is amazing. We obviously don’t get that very often” said Søren.

Olesen added: “It was tough but me and Søren have been great this week with just our mental strength. We’ve been very, very good keeping calm and playing our own game and we’ve both been playing well. So I wasn’t too nervous on that back nine. I felt like we’ve got to make some birdies at some point. They came at the right time”.

“We play different games but I think that’s actually really nice because then we don’t talk too much about the shots with each other, we just play our own shots and I think that helped a lot. I wasn’t too nervous on that back nine. I felt like we’ve got to make some birdies at some point. They came at the right time” said Thorbjørn.

Thorbjørn played a beautiful second and exquisite chip to birdie the par five 14th and then put his tee-shot to 12 feet for another birdie on the 15th and a four-shot lead.

Dubuisson birdied the last and the United States and China picked up further birdies, but the job was done, with Olesen applying the gloss on the last.

Congratulations Thorbjorn on your second win this month and to your partner Søren too!

Thorbjørn Olesen overcame a challenge from David Horsey to claim his fourth European Tour victory in the Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.

Some incredible golf over the first three days in Antalya had given Denmark’s Olesen a seven-shot lead heading into the final round.

England’s David Horsey was the only challenger to Thorbjørn as he got within one, but Olesen matched his nearest challenger’s  by adding further gains on the 14th and 15th to pull clear once more.

A closing 69 saw the 26 year old finish on 20 under par.

“I actually slept alright the last couple of days,” Olesen said when asked about his huge overnight lead. “It was a weird feeling – I knew the guys today were able to shoot a low number so I had to make a few birdies. After nine holes guys were shooting really low numbers so all of a sudden there was a lot of pressure on.”

“I felt like I kept it pretty steady. Obviously the last four holes were tough mentally.”

Olesen won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last year after a run of missing 13 cuts in 18 events, and it was a similar story in Antalya after making just three of his last 12.

“It means a lot,” he added. “The last couple of months have been pretty poor and I haven’t played well and all of a sudden you’re leading by a big margin and it was difficult when you haven’t been playing well for that long.”

Olesen responded with his first gain of the day from 20 feet on the fifth, only for Horsey to ramp up the pressure with gains on the seventh and ninth.

And with Olesen finishing his back nine with a wayward drive followed by a three-putt for bogey, the gap was down to two to set up an exciting back nine.

However, once he birdied the 12th Olesen never looked back when he produced a superb recovery from the trees to rescue par.

Sunday evening at the Alfred Dunhill links Championship at St.Andrews is always special. This year’s event was made even more special with Thorbjørn Olesen’s victory at the Home of Golf, claiming his third European Tour title. Thor came second at this event in 2012 and went one better on Sunday, posting a one under par 71 to finish the week on 18 under par, two shots clear of his Hambric Sports stablemate, Brooks Koepka.

It has been a tough year for Thor having dealt with hand surgery that sidelined him for almost 3 months and, with results not going his way over the last few weeks, it was hugely impressive to see how he handled himself having held a 2 shot lead going into the final round and kept the chasing pack at bay right up to the final hole on Sunday.

After his victory Thor said, “It’s been a very tough year and standing here with this trophy is unbelievable.”

Congratulations Thor we are all so happy for you and to see the work you have put in over the last few months having come back from surgery will make this victory all the more special.

Enjoy the celebrations

Thorbjørn Olesen romped to his second European Tour title at the ISPS HANDA Perth International as a closing 71 gave the Dane a three shot victory over Victor Dubuisson at Lake Karrinyup.

The 24 year old, whose previous win came in Sicily two years ago, started the day three clear but saw that advantage reduced to one after a jittery start to the back nine. With Dubuisson setting the clubhouse mark at 14 under par, Olesen responded with birdies at the 13th and 15th to restore his advantage and claim the €198,300 prize with a 17 under par total.

“It was tough – they were not easy conditions today,” said Olesen.

“It was a tough day but it was worth it – that walk down 18 was beautiful.”

“It’s been a couple of years since I won last time, so this gives me a lot of confidence and belief for the last bit of the season, this has been a great week and I’ve really enjoyed being here.”

Congrats T.O. we are all delighted for you.

Check out the link below to watch all the action from the final day.

Miguel Angel Jiménez has selected Thorbjørn Olesen as one of his two Captain’s Picks to complete the European Team for next month’s EURASIA CUP presented by DRB – HICOM. Thorbjørn joins Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño in the inaugural tournament that sees some of the best European players compete against Thongchai Jaidee and his Asian Team.

“I had an idea that Miguel was thinking of picking me because we spoke about it in Dubai, but you never know how these things are going to go until you receive the call so I was obviously delighted when the phone rang,” said Olesen.

The tournament runs from the 27th to the 29th of March and will be played at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur.

Congratulations to both Gonzalo and Thorbjørn.