Golf: Putt the question! Player proposes to girlfriend on course

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Danish golfer Andreas Harto missed the cut at the Made in Denmark tournament Friday, but was still celebrating after proposing to his girlfriend on the 16th green.

The 27-year-old made a birdie, then gestured to his stunned girlfriend, Louise, who was watching from the sidelines and got down on one knee before plucking a jewellery box from his pocket.

The couple embraced on the green much to the delight of the packed gallery, estimated at around 3,000 people watching from the course's Himmerland Hill.

"Her favourite number is seven, and one plus six is seven," Harto, a three-time winner on the Challenge Tour, told europeantour.com.

"I couldn't say any words and I didn't hear her say 'yes', so I had to ask her afterwards and luckily she did want to marry me so I'm a lucky man."

He added: "It came into my mind that I could do it here, but it took some convincing myself and some courage. I was very nervous when it happened, but I couldn't have written it any better.

"It was crazy and I was almost crying when I hit the putt because I knew what was about to happen."

Harto was not able to tempt Lady Luck to also smile on him as he finished two rounds on five over par and missed the cut.