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Thorbjorn Olesen to make 1st start in a year this week

Dane, who recently won reinstatement to European Tour after coronavirus delayed his criminal case in London, has plunged to No. 194 in world ranking in past year

Entered: In the field for this week’s Hero Open on the European Tour, Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen. It will be the first start in a year for Olesen, who recently was reinstated by the tour pending the outcome of his criminal trial, which was delayed because of a London court backlog attributed to the global coronavirus pandemic. Olesen, 30, was arrested after the flight to his home in London following last year’s WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., and charged with three criminal counts related to a disturbance on the British Airways plane. Olesen is a five-time winner on the European Tour who played on the Europeans' victorious 2018 Ryder Cup team. Olesen has seen his world ranking plummet from 62nd after his T-27 last year in Memphis to No. 194. The Hero Open, the second event on the six-tournament U.K. Swing, begins Thursday at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club near Birmingham, England.

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