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Jesper Parnevik        

Professional Golfer

Parnevik was born in Stockholm, Sweden. His place in the pantheon of golf stars stems from both his playing achievements and his unusual taste in fashion.

His on-course trademark is 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. His flamboyant fashion sense, featuring disco-style purple pants 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.

He is also famous for eating volcanic dust as a dietary supplement.

Parnevik turned professional in 1986 and scored four wins in his early years on the European Tour. Based in Florida, he joined the PGA TOUR in the mid-90s, subsequently winning five events. His playing career also includes three Ryder Cup appearances - in 1997, 1999, and 2002. He is twice a runner-up in the British Open, in 1994 and 1997. He has featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

He is also credited with introducing fellow professional golfer Tiger Woods to Swedish model Elin Nordegren (previously employed as a nanny by Parnevik) who Woods would eventually marry.


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In 1997, Jesper Parnevik began wearing the clothes of designer J. Lindeberg. Golf had not seen such tight-fitting pants, thick belts, loud colors and floppy-collared shirts since the 1970s.

Jesper Parnevik Joins the Team

Jesper Parnevik, known for his 14 professional wins, Ryder Cup record, flipped brim caps, style on the course and, of course, his latest Gangnam Style viral video, is making his way back to the PGA Tour following some time away due to medical injury - and he’s coming back to the course in style with the COBRA PUMA GOLF team.

“COBRA PUMA GOLF and Jesper Parnevik are a perfect match,” said Bob Philion, President of COBRA PUMA GOLF. “He has been a world class performer and a pioneer of modern golf fashion on the global golf stage for over 20 years; making him the perfect blend of performance and style that COBRA PUMA GOLF embraces. We’re excited to see him return to the PGA Tour and embody the COBRA PUMA GOLF spirit on and off the course.”

Jesper will kick off the 2013 season at the Humana Challenge on January 17th, 2013. This will mark the first tournament Jesper plays fully equipped with COBRA Golf clubs and PUMA Golf apparel, accessories and footwear. Following the Humana Challenge, Jesper will make an appearance at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show at COBRA PUMA GOLF’s Demo Day (tee number 8) and booth (1143).

“I’m thrilled to be part of the COBRA PUMA GOLF team; they’re not afraid to do things a little differently,” commented Jesper. “I’ve played COBRA and worn PUMA in the past; both brands provide top performing gear that shakes things up on the course. I’m so excited to have the new 2013 gear ready to go, and add my style to the line at the same time; COBRA PUMA GOLF is a great fit for me.”

Jesper’s new COBRA bag consists of: AMP CELL Pro Driver in Silver; MyFly set to 7.5° AMP CELL Pro Fairway in Silver, MyFly set to 13 AMP Forged Irons, 3-P Trusty Rusty in Rust Finish, 49 and 53*

The AMP CELL Pro Driver and Fairway feature COBRA’s new MyFly and SmartPad TM Technology, allowing golfers to easily adjust their clubs between 6 trajectories while keep the face angle square at address. The AMP CELL metals are available in Silver, Vibrant Orange, Barbados Red and Directoire Blue.

Jesper will be wearing products from PUMA Golf’s Spring / Summer 2013 Collection along with the all new Tux Lux golf shoe, part of PUMA Golf’s Lux footwear collection. Like the name implies, it is a sleek style that offers the perfect blend of luxury materials and performance. A decoupled TPU forefoot and heel allow both parts of the foot to work independently, S2Quill® cleat technology provides maximum grip on the course and stormCELL waterproof technology protects against Mother Nature no matter how scary she gets. Jesper, true to himself, will be putting together fashion forward looks from the PUMA Golf Collection and rock a brand new, cycling-inspired cap complete with his signature flipped brim.

Jesper will be also part of COBRA Golf’s 2013 ‘What’s Your Fly’ advertising campaign and be featured in print, online and television ads as well as in store signage alongside Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter and Jonas Blixt. Additionally, Jesper’s favorite songs will be available in a playlist on PUMA Golf’s “PUMA GOLF Beats” playlist that can be found on

The AMP CELL family of products will be available at retail February 8th. The Tux Lux golf shoe hits stores on February 10th and the Spring Summer 2013 Collection from PUMA Golf is available at retailers now.

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