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Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Posted on: December 2, 2009 7:22 pm
Edited on: December 3, 2009 12:52 pm
 

In by far the strongest sentiment expressed so far by a PGA Tour player, Swedish veteran Jesper Parnevik blistered Tiger Woods on Wednesday for the way he has treated his wife, Elin, who is Parnevik’s former nanny.

Parnevik introduced the two in 2001 and they began dating soon thereafter, eventually marrying in 2005. If and when Woods finally relocates from Orlando to his new mansion under construction in Jupiter, Fla., he and Parnevik will be neighbors, their homes separated by the Intracoastal Waterway.

Those waters might be a bit chilly.

Playing this week at PGA Tour Qualifying School finals in West Palm Beach, Parnevik told the Golf Channel that he was upset at himself for ever introducing the pair.

“I would be especially sad about it since I'm kind of -- I really feel sorry for Elin -- since me and my wife were at fault for hooking her up with him," Parnevik said. "We probably thought he was a better guy than he is. I would probably need to apologize to her and hope she uses a driver next time instead of the 3-iron."

Woods denied that there was a domestic incident between the pair, though that hasn't stopped rampant speculation about what went down when Woods crashed his Cadillac SUV into a tree six days ago after caroming off three different curbs, plus hitting two rows of hedges and a fire hydrant.

Parnevik, 44, said he hasn't spoken with Woods since the accident on Friday. And we're guessing they won’t be talking anytime soon after Woods sees this, either.

“It's a private thing of course," he told Golf Channel. "But when you are the guy he is, the world's best athlete, you should think more before you do stuff.

“And maybe not just do it, like Nike says."

Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2009 4:01 am
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

He knew his wife for a while even before he introduced her to Tiger you dink. He can say whatever he feels and I think others should be truthful about how they feel as well. This has nothing to do with golf its about caring about someone you know and expressing your disgust to a lying, cheating, pig.



Since: Dec 4, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2009 1:23 am
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

It's just sickening how some people, Mr. Parnevik included, can adopt a "holier than thou" attitude towards other people who made a mistake.  We all commit sins and should be given the chance to redeem ourselves.  My message to Tiger:  it is in these difficult times that you will really know who your true friends are.  Remember and learn.  To the writer, Mr. Elling:  you are quick to praise and quick to condemn.  I can't fault you for being an opportunist, but I guess that's just the way you approach sportswriting.  Thank you for allowing me to comment.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2009 11:59 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

I find it funny that there are so many people who feel that Jesper Parnevik has a right to talk about another person's marriage and not be seen as a busybody.  Then again, I have also heard the sentiment from these same people that they are somehow entitled to sordid details of Tiger's love life.  To which I have three distinct comments:

1.  Mind your own business
2.  Get a life
3.  Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.



Since: Nov 11, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 10:02 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Other tha Tiger's scorned wife who really cares about his inability to keep his gun in the holster? If she stays with him her biggest inconvenience will be the  need to add a HIV / Chlamydia / GC screen to her bi-annual GYN visit. The sponsors only worry regards Tiger's ability to put the "pill in the hole in as few strokes as possible", not the "gun in as many holes, as often and as long possible". Poor Jepser for being a standup type of guy, needs to know that all of Tiger's yes men from IMG, Nike, Steinberg, O'Meara and Cook and the like will no longer give him the time of day. Hey how bad is that compared to the xtra blood work poor Elin needs until Tiger hits 65??? I applaud Jesper, not because most males in Tiger's place don't engage in in similar behavior. Instead, because he obviously hasn't and is free to speak his mind. I'm am also pretty certain that we will hear less than (10) touring pros share similar thoughts. Can hardly wait for Torry Pines and my money says poor Elin doesn't show up for another tour event until Tiger has been castigated....Sorry, meant castrated.  He didn't do anything that Mrtyle Beach wasn't created for. Rather, he got dealing with trash and I can't imagine how arrogant he must really be to be in this sitaution where he could have spent 10K per visit and saved all this aggravation. Obviously, his Stanford education wasn't worth the time... 



Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2009 9:29 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Parnevik is RIGHT, he should apologize to Elin. Eldrick's father taught him a lot. However, the old man probably never taught him about being true to his family and how NOT to let his "johnson" do the thinking for him. FORGET "Tiger", I will never follow him or watch him or buy anything that has to endorse, even his foundation. How in the "heck" would kids ever trust him? WOW



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2009 7:15 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

I couldn't have said it better myself.



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 6:57 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Dude. I'm assuming your a dude, but who knows. You seem to really have an axe to grind. You make it sound like he was cheating on you. Is your life that boring and simple that you have to unleash on Tiger. Get a life.




Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 4:57 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Hey Steve,

The Parnevik interview was actually conducted by WPEC CBS 12 sports director Pat Murphy. All the Golf Channel did was stick its mic into the mix. Mr. Murphy's interview was first rate and he deserves the credit. 

Thanks,

Mike



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2009 4:55 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

We all sit here at our computers and are free to give the world our very best squeaky clean opinion of what this golfer who makes too much money has done to us. Tiger was doing something that he should not have been doing and Elin has every right to take whatever steps she wants to. The rest of us need to go about our own lives and think about what could have been made the whole thing a lot worse. I am thankful that the two of them did not suffer any major physical harm.

The horror of it all is that we all need to feel for the children that have been subjected to an unheard of media blitz. The kids are somehow being forgotten about every time one of these so sports heroes lets us down from that pedestal we have put them on. 

We need to open up the invertigation to include Parnevik. I wonder if he has something that we the public would be astounded by. Tiger for sure does not live in a glass house, so now ask Jesper does he?    



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Parnevik regrets introducing Tiger and Elin

Hey Steve,

Let's get it right. The Parnevik interview was actually conducted by WPEC CBS 12 sports director Pat Murphy. All the Golf Channel did was stick its mic into the mix. Mr. Murphy's interview was first rate and he deserves the credit.

Thanks,

Mike


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