Danish Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen denies groping woman and being drunk on London-bound flight on return from World Golf Championships in Memphis
- Danish golfer, 29, was arrested on on a flight from Nashville to London in July
- He was returning from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational
- Mr Olesen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman and assault by beating
- He today pleaded not guilty to the charges at Isleworth Crown Court, London
Golfer Thorbjorn Olesen has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
The Ryder Cup winner, named as Jacob Thorbjorn Olesen in court, gave his nationality as Danish at the start of his plea hearing on Friday.
Wearing a navy suit, the 29-year-old only spoke to confirm his personal details and deny three charges.
Isleworth Crown Court heard the golfer intentionally sexually touched a woman without her consent during a flight from Nashville to London on July 29.
Olesen also faces one charge of assault by beating against a second person.
The five-time European Tour winner, of Chelsea, south-west London, was arrested at Heathrow Airport immediately after his return from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis.
Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen arrives with a woman, believed to be his girlfriend, at Isleworth Crown Court today
The golfer is pictured leaving Isleworth Crown Court in west London today where he denied sexual assault and assault by beating
Danish goldfer Olesen, 29, plays a shot during the Open at Royal Portrush on July 20 this year
Olesen had previously indicated he would enter not-guilty pleas to the three charges.
Both the prosecution and defence are expected to use expert witnesses. He will return to Isleworth Crown Court for his trial starting on May 11 next year. The sports star has been granted unconditional bail.