Parnevik's hip surgery will likely end his season

July 26, 2009
PGA TOUR staff

LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden (AP) -- Jesper Parnevik might have played his last round of the year.

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The 44-year-old veteran, who tied for 17th at the SAS Masters in his native Sweden on Sunday, told a golf Web site that he will undergo hip surgery next week in a clinic at Vail, Colo.

"There's much to suggest that my season is finished," Parnevik was quoted as saying on golf magazine Svensk Golf's Web site.

The Florida-based Parnevik, a former SAS Masters champion, is one of Sweden's best golfers ever. He finished second in the 1994 British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, narrowly becoming Sweden's first male major winner.

This year, he has struggled on the PGA TOUR. A five-time winner in the United States, Parnevik's best finish this year was a tie for 42nd at the Buick Invitational.