Who's who: Jesper Parnevik

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Who's who: Jesper Parnevik

  • Name:

    Jesper Bo Parnevik
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    March 7, 1965 in Botkyrka, Stockholm County, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Täby GK, nr Stockholm.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1986

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1997, '99. 2002). Wins on the European Tour (4) and PGA Tour (5).

Did you know?

Parnevik brightened up the European and PGA Tours with his distinctive clothes and hat styles, not least the upturned peak on his golf cap. Fashion statements aside, he also established himself as one of Sweden's best golfers of the modern era, winning nine times on the European and PGA Tours.

Parnevik has also gained a certain notoriety after introducing his children's nanny to a fellow PGA Tour player at the 2001 US Open Championship. Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods subsequently married.

Top tournaments won by Jesper Parnevik

2016
America
204 (-12)
$315,000
Insperity

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Insperity

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].

2001
America
270 (-18)
$576,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$576,000

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

GTE

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].

2000
America
Bermuda Dunes CC
331 (-27)
$540,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Venue

Bermuda Dunes CC

Score

331 (-27)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

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)].

1999
America
Forest Oaks CC
265 (-23)
$468,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$468,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1998
Europe
273 (-11)
£133,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

£133,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

1996
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
268
£108,330
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

268

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Jesper Parnevik (Swe). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1995
Europe
270 (-18)
£108,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

1993
Europe
271 (-9)
£100,000
Bell's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Parnevik, Jesper

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Bell's

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].

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