Airline loses two sets of European tour pro’s clubs in 10 days

August 15, 2018

It’s hard enough trying to make it at the highest levels of pro golf. It’s pretty much impossible to do so without golf clubs.

Thorbjorn Olesen, who has won five times on the European tour, has endured a tough 10 days. He claims that his primary golf clubs were lost by British Airways last week, presumably before the PGA Championship at Bellerive.

Olesen still made the cut and finished T56 at the year’s final major. That’s when Olesen’s story goes from unlucky to unbelievable.

Thorbjorn Olesen lost golf clubs, PGA Championship
Thorbjorn Olesen pictured during the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive.

On Tuesday Olesen hauled what he called “his only backup set of clubs” onto another British Airways flight, this one bound for the Euro tour’s Nordea Masters. Incredibly, the airline lost Olesen’s backup set, too, along with “5 suitcases.” You can see Olesen’s tweet about the misadventure below.

Losing golf clubs on a flight is a fairly routing travel hazard for pro golfers. With all the flying they do to compete internationally, it’s bound to happen occasionally. But Olesen’s woeful tale is something else entirely.

Olesen is currently ranked No. 41 in the world and sixth in the European Ryder Cup rankings.