Who's who in golf - Jesper Parnevik


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Name: - Jesper Bo Parnevik
Country: - Sweden
Born : - March 7th, 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 Tr (4) and US PGA Tr (5).


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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 US 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

2016Snr AmericaInsperity InvtlWoodlands CC, TX204 (-12)$315,000
Played as the Insperity Invitational (May 6-8). Second-placed David Frost (RSA), Jeff Maggert (USA) and Mike Goodes (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour Champions winner Parnevik (Swe), who was playing in his 23rd start on the tour. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
2001Men AmericaHonda ClassicHeron Bay270 (-18)$576,000
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].
2000Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas269 (-11)$720,000
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].
2000Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC331 (-27)$540,000
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)].
1999Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC265 (-23)$468,000
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].
1998Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale269 (-15)$450,000
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].
1998Men EuropeScandinavian MastersKungsangen273 (-11)£133,330
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (July 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Parnevik (Swe), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].
1996Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche268£108,330
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Jesper Parnevik (Swe). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1995Men EuropeScandinavian MastersBarseback G&CC270 (-18)£108,330
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
1993Men EuropeScottish OpenGleneagles271 (-9)£100,000
Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 7-10). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 5 shots behind 28-year-old Parnevik (Swe), who recorded his the first of his four European Tour wins. [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

 

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