Name:Jesper Bo Parnevik
Born:March 7, 1965 in Botkyrka, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Täby GK, nr Stockholm.
Played as the Insperity Invitational (May 6-8). Second-placed David Frost (RSA), Jeff Maggert (USA) and Mike Goodes (USA) finished 4 shots behind 51-year-old Jesper Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his 23rd start on the Tour. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Honda Classic (March 8-11). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) and Craig Perks (USA) finished 1 shot behind Parnevik (Swe), who posted the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [Heron Bay GC, Coral Springs, FL; at the time known as TPC at Heron Bay].
Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Classic (May 11-14). Parnevik (Swe) beat Davis Love III (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. Phil Mickelson (USA) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].
Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 19-23). Second-placed Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Parnevik (Swe). [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (April 22-25). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 22-25). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA), Brent Geiberger (USA), Steve Pate (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Parnevik (Swe). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (July 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Jesper Parnevik (Swe), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Jesper Parnevik (Swe). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Jesper Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 7-10). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 5 shots behind 28-year-old Jesper Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his the first of his four European Tour wins. [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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