Wednesday 18 October 2017

Lost clubs prevent Hoey return

Michael Hoey suffered a travel nightmare on Friday
Michael Hoey suffered a travel nightmare on Friday

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey was forced to withdraw from the inaugural Made in Denmark event after what he described as a "nightmare 24 hours".

Hoey thought he had missed the halfway cut at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort after consecutive rounds of 73 left him four over par.

The 35-year-old therefore set off for home only to discover in Amsterdam airport that a bogey on his final hole from James Heath - who was in the last group on Friday afternoon - had changed the cut from three over to four over.

Hoey then tried to get back to the course only to discover that his golf clubs had been mislaid in transit and he could not get back in time for his 7:40am start on Saturday morning.

The five-time European Tour winner wrote on Twitter: "Home after a nightmare 24hrs, left Aalborg for Amsterdam, arrived, watched scores, made cut. KLM lost my clubs, missed flights back.

"Couldn't get private jet, train, car or any other way back so came home! At least I found my clubs this morning at Schiphol #silverlinings."

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