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. [Ocean course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden; at the time called the Masters course].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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