Jesper Parnevik, fearing a broken vertebrae could end his golf career, received encouraging news today from a doctor in Michigan who said the five-time PGA Tour winner could return to the tour after a couple of months of rest and physical therapy.
A day after telling a Swedish newspaper he needed joint fusion surgery on his back and a "miracle'' to play again, Parnevik was optimistic after speaking with back specialist Gary Gray, whom Parnevik will see next week in Detroit.
"The good news is I finally found out what's been bothering me the last few years,'' Parnevik told the Associated Press. "The bad news is I never expected it would be a fractured vertebrae.''
Parnevik has had a rough year. He was outraged when he learned of Tiger Woods's infidelity. Parnevik was instrumental in setting up his former nanny, Elin Nordegren, with Woods.