The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.
Jesper Parnevik learned how to play golf by hitting buoyant golf balls into a lake behind his family’s home in Sweden, according to pgatour.com.
Known for his distinct golf attire, Parnevik used to flip the bill of his cap up in order to get a tan on his face. Parnevik named his first son Phoenix, to commemorate his first PGA Tour victory in 1998.
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- Driving distance 2015: 291.7 yards (fourth on Champions Tour)
- Scoring average 2015: 72.55 (52nd)
- Career Champions Tour earnings: $158,980
- Career highlights: Five PGA Tour career victories, with 55 top-10 finishes. Won twice in 2000 and made a career-best $2,413,345 that year.
Note: Stats through June 10
- Height: 6-foot
- Weight: 175 pounds
- Year turned pro: 1986
- Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
- Birth date: March 7, 1965
- Did you know? His father, Bo, is Sweden’s most famous comedian.