Olympic experience pleases Danish golf duo for middle places


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Tokyo. Denmark’s two male representatives in the golf tournament at the Olympics finished a good distance from the medals, which was the ambitious goal.

Joachim B. Hansen was overall a split number 27 after a Sunday in two strokes under par after five birdies and three bogyes.

He thus finished with a total score of nine strokes under par, and that is nine strokes from the gold winner, American Xander Schauffele, and six strokes from the bronze placement.

Overall, he is happy with his stay in Japan.

– It’s been a cool, cool experience. It was a great tournament and there has been nothing to put a finger on.

– Wearing the Danish colors in this tournament is one of the biggest things I have tried. I am very proud of that, and I hope I can come to Paris again in three years, says Hansen, referring to the upcoming Olympics.

Rasmus Højgaard went his fourth round in par and finished a total of six strokes under par. It led to a shared 38th place among the 60 players.

– In terms of golf, there is not much to shout hurray for. I do not know if I am definitely disappointed, but I am tired of not making my driving work better, says Højgaard.

Like Joachim B. Hansen, the Olympic experience has grown at Højgaard.

– It has been piss fat to play the Olympics. I think maybe I underestimated how huge the Olympics are. Here is a completely different togetherness than I am used to. We travel as a team, carry the Danish flag, and it is a special experience.

– Winning gold or a medal at the Olympics almost reaches the top of my goal going forward. If I put it on the rankings, then I come with the best possible preparation and go for the gold in Paris, says Højgaard.

Schauffele won the gold for the United States with a total score of 18 strokes under par after 72 holes of golf, while Rory Sabbatini used one more stroke and secured Slovakia a silver medal.

As of this writing, as many as seven players are in contention for the bronze medal. Among them is Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

/ ritzau /


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