Back injury could end Parnevik's career

Back injury could end Parnevik's career

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- PGA Tour veteran Jesper Parnevik of Sweden says his golf career may be over due to a broken vertebra in his lower back.
Parnevik's season over after hip surgery

Parnevik's season over after hip surgery

VAIL, Colo., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jesper Parnevik has had arthroscopic hip surgery and will miss the rest of the 2009 PGA Tour schedule.

Pettersson leads PGA Wyndham by two shots

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson of Sweden shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to maintain his lead after three rounds of the PGA's Wyndham Championship.

Overton, Goydos top Brit Open qualifiers

DEARBORN, Mich., June 30 (UPI) -- Jeff Overton shot 14-under 130 and Paul Goydos a 13-under 131 to take medalist honors Monday in British Open International Qualifying.

Luke Donald leads Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Luke Donald overcame blustery conditions Thursday to shoot a 6-under 64 and take the first-round lead at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Leonard wins Texas Open playoff

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Justin Leonard Sunday beat Jesper Parnevik in a three-hole playoff to win the Texas Open Golf Tournament in San Antonio.

Parnevik nearing first win in six years

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Three Swedes made up the final group Saturday in the third round of the Texas Open with Jesper Parnevik remaining in the lead.

Swedes dominate Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jesper Parnevik stormed to a four-shot lead Friday at the midway point of the Texas Open -- a tournament in danger of being renamed the Swedish Open.

Parnevik sizzles at the Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jesper Parnevik Thursday shot a record 9-under-par 61 in the first round of the PGA's Texas Open Golf Tournament at San Antonio.

Herron has lead at U.S. Bank Championship

MILWAUKEE, July 21 (UPI) -- Tim Herron Saturday took the third-round lead at the PGA U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, posting a 5-under 65 for a 12-under 198.

Pernice leads PGA Buick Open by one shot

GRAND BLANC, Mich., June 30 (UPI) -- Tom Pernice Jr. turned in a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over three runners-up after three rounds of the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Mich.

Luke Donald leads the Byron Nelson event

IRVING, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Luke Donald shot a 4-under 66 Friday for a one-shot lead over three players after two rounds of the PGA's Byron Nelson Championship at Irving, Texas.

Rose, Cejka are co-leaders in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Justin Rose and Alex Cejka fired 6-under 64 Thursday and are co-leaders after one round of the PGA's Texas Open in San Antonio.

Four-way tie at Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Four players were tied for the lead after Friday's second round of the Canadian Open at Ancaster, Ontario, with 15 golfers within two strokes of the lead.

Petterson leads the rain-delayed Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson shot 5-under 67 Friday to take the lead midway through the rain-delayed Memorial Golf Tournament at Dublin, Ohio.
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Jesper Parnevik
Jesper Parnevik of Sweden reacts to a bad tee off during final round of the Buick Invitational golf tournament January 29, 2006, in San Diego, California.. (UPI Photo / Earl S. Cryer).

Jesper Bo Parnevik (born 7 March 1965) is a Swedish professional golfer. He spent 38 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2000 and 2001.

Parnevik was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of the Swedish entertainer Bo Parnevik. His place in the pantheon of golf stars stems from both his playing achievements and his distinctive and eccentric taste in clothes and fashion.

Parnevik's on-course trademark was the upturned bill on his baseball cap. This became so much his trademark that, when he played on the European Ryder Cup team, he received a customized team cap with the Ryder Cup logo on the bottom of the bill instead of the front, so that it could be seen when he turned up the bill. He has since stopped wearing the flipped-bill hat, and now wears other types of eccentric hats. His flamboyant fashion sense, featuring disco-style purple trousers and other golf apparel designed by Johan Lindeberg, has been politely described as "eclectic," and he's been known to change outfits at the halfway stage of a round of tournament golf. As of 2006, one of his new trademark on-course fashion statements is a necktie worn under a vest. He is also famous for eating volcanic dust as a dietary supplement.

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