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Jesper Parnevik |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (49) / 3/7/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Sweden

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Jesper Parnevik has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.
It seemed like an aggressive decision to schedule this start, but he knows that withdrawing after the commitment deadline is always an option. Parnevik broke a rib about 20 days ago when he fell off a Segway, so maybe he's not as smooth as he'd led on. Jul 28 - 12:22 PM
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Jesper Parnevik is listed in the published field of next week's Barracuda Championship.

If the tournament name is unfamiliar, it's because Barracuda Networks inked a four-year agreement with the old Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. Parnevik infamously injured himself when he took a tumble off a Segway a couple of weeks ago. He said that he broke a rib, so a return to action this soon seems questionable. Even so, he doesn't have any fantasy value, so we can merely enjoy the replays of the video he shared on Instagram on July 9.
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Jul 25 - 6:42 PM

In what will go down as one of the strangest injuries of 2014, Jesper Parnevik broke a rib when he fell off a Segway.

OK, so Segways aren't as safe as we are led to believe. Brandt Snedeker banged up his knee in China while riding one last fall. However, there is video evidence of Parnevik's tumble. Click on the link below for the short clip. He was maneuvering around a small tree when he lost his balance and fell on the handle of the machine. It looks painful and it will cost him at least a few weeks of action. The Swede tagged the vid with this text: "Haha, of all injuries I'v [sic] had, this is the most ridiculous!! Broke a rib and had to withdraw from all events this month." He doesn't have any fantasy value unless you're in a pool that rewards odd sports injuries. If so, congratulations. You just won your league championship.
Jul 9 - 7:37 PM

Jesper Parnevik has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic. UPDATE: The Swede was removed approximately five hours later.

Parnevik was the sixth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry due to a large number of withdrawals today, including fifth alternate Vaughn Taylor, who opted for a start at the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship. Parnevik hasn't played the PGA TOUR since a T65 in Puerto Rico four months ago. He's also 0-for-3 on the Web.com Tour this season. The 49-year-old last cashed at TPC Deere in 2008 (T41).
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Jul 7 - 12:48 PM

Jesper Parnevik has been added to the published field of this week's Puerto Rico Open.

The 49-year-old Swede was the 13th alternate when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry when 10th alternate Guy Boros passed on the chance to tee it up at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. Parnevik is 0-for-2 on the season, but it makes sense that he'd scoop up the tee time given his residence in south Florida and that he didn't commit to the Web.com Tour event in Chile. In his only previous appearance at the PRO, he withdrew after an opening 78 in 2009.
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Mar 4 - 11:15 AM

Jesper Parnevik turned back the clock in his second round of the Humana Challenge by crafting a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64 at PGA West's Nicklaus Private.

You just have to shake your head, not at the scores this week necessarily but by whom. Parnevik has been a semi-regular on the PGA TOUR since 2009, which also happens to be the same year he signed for a number as low as this one. In fact, it occurred in the fourth round of this event (when it went 90 holes). He lit up Palmer Private for a career-tying-low 61, but missed the cut on the number. At the sister(?) course today, the Swede went 3-for-3 in scrambling and circled six birdies before converting an eagle at the par-5 16th hole. He's 7-under 137 through 36 holes and returns to Palmer Private on Saturday.
Jan 17 - 8:34 PM

Jesper Parnevik returns to the Humana Challenge for the 18th time.

The Swede only holds past champion status in 2013-14, so his starts will be severely limited. Fortunately for him, the sponsors of the event have afforded him a spot into the field. He missed the cut here in 2013, and hasn't sniffed a top 25 since his T2 in 2006.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 15 - 8:54 PM

Jesper Parnevik signed for a pair of 1-over-par 73s at the RBC Canadian Open and will miss the cut.

He hit only 19 greens in regulation at Glen Abbey this week and erased six birdies with eight bogeys. This was his final start via a Major Medical Extension. For the record, he finished $570,846 short of fulfilling its terms. Parnevik also fell shy of securing conditional status by $314,623. As a result, he will be demoted to the Past Champions category for the remainder of the season. Despite this, it wouldn't be surprising to see him qualify for next week's Reno-Tahoe Open on merit. However, as he entered this week ranked 229th in FedExCup points, his future for 2013-14 is uncertain. The Swede doesn't turn 50 until March 7, 2015.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Jesper Parnevik is listed in the published field of next week's RBC Canadian Open.

The RBC has a purse of $5.6 million, which is $2.6 million greater than the prize money at this week's Sanderson Farms Championship from which he withdrew early. That's relevant because if he doesn't pull out early in Canada, it will be the last start on his Major Medical Extension. To retain status, he needs to bank $570,846. Only a solo second worth $604,800 would clinch it. Short of that, Parnevik can secure conditional status with $314,623. That will require no worse than a two-way T3 worth $324,800. If he can't reach that goal, he'll be demoted to the Past Champion category for the remainder of the year. The more realistic objective will be to pick up enough FedExCup points to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals. He's currently 223rd, just 39 points shy of the top 200.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Jesper Parnevik has been removed from the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

A wise decision in a vacuum since he's counting pennies right now. The purse for the tournament is just $3 million, so he's better off waiting for an increase of prize money before exhausting the final start on his Major Medical Extension. That said, given he ranks 223rd in the FedExCup, he'd be better off shelving this start until the beginning of the 2013-14 season if that's an option.
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Mon, Jul 15, 2013 12:26:00 PM

At 1-under-par 70-71=141, Jesper Parnevik will miss the cut at the John Deere Classic.

He converted on six of his 23 birdie opportunities, but only two of 13 in the opening round. Two bogeys and a double in a six-hole stretch to conclude his first nine in today's lap of TPC Deere Run also helped thwart a chance of securing a payday even though he came home in bogey-free 3-under. As a result, he's down to one start on his Major Medical Extension to earn $570,846 and retain status. Parnevik is also $314,623 short of securing conditional status as a safety net. He's scheduled to compete in next week's Sanderson Farms Championship where solo second pays $324,000.
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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Jesper Parnevik completed 36 holes of The Greenbrier Classic in 12-over-par 74-78=152 and missed the cut by 13 strokes.

The Swede circled only birdie despite hitting 17 greens in regulation, which wasn't impressive either. He went 0-for-8 in birdie chances in his second round. He'll head to next week's John Deere Classic with two starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $570,846 and retain status.
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Sat, Jul 6, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Jesper Parnevik was one of the 11 victims of the 54-hole cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he settled for a share of 71st place at 2-over-par 70-70-72=212.

Parnevik erased four birdies with six bogeys in his third round to miss the cut on the number. It's his fourth payday of the season in nine starts, two of which resulted in an MDF. With his payday of $12,797.00 at TPC Four Seasons plugged in, he now has three starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $570,846 and retain status.
Sun, May 19, 2013 06:27:00 PM

At 3-over-par 72-75=147, Jesper Parnevik will miss the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Swede hit 23 greens in regulation and sunk four birdies, but he wiped them away with five bogeys and a double. He entered the week in questionable condition following a back injury in New Orleans last week, and he even tweeted that he was getting work in Charlotte early in the week. Parnevik now has four starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $583,643 and retain status.
Fri, May 3, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Jesper Parnevik turned in an even-par 36-36=72 for his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

This was a disappointing day for the Swede who withdrew during his second round of last week's stop in New Orleans with a back injury. He hit 16 greens in regulation today at Quail Hollow but holed just three birdies to offset one bogey and a double. His longest par breaker measured 14'5" at the par-4 ninth hole, his last of the round. While he missed only two conversions inside 15 feet, both measured less than five feet.
Thu, May 2, 2013 05:46:00 PM