Man Who Hooked Up Elin and Tiger "Thought He Was a Better Guy"

Celebrity News Dec. 3, 2009 AT 11:14AM
Man Who Hooked Up Elin and Tiger "Thought He Was a Better Guy" Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images; Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Once upon a time, Elin Nordegren was a single nanny looking for love -- and then her boss, golf player Jesper Parnevik, introduced the Swedish woman to the world's richest athlete, Tiger Woods.

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Parnevik told The Golf Channel Wednesday that, in light of Woods' adultery scandals, he regrets playing matchmaker.

"I would be especially sad about it since I'm kind of -- I really feel sorry for Elin," Parvenik said. "Since me and my wife were at fault for hooking her up with him."

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The golfer says he misjudged Woods' character: "We probably thought he was a better guy than he is. I would probably need to apologize to her."

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Nordegren, now 29, began working for the Parveniks as a nanny in 2001. She and Woods married in 2004, and have two kids: Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 10 months.

For more on Tiger Woods' secret double life -- including neighborhood talk about how Elin "beat his ass" over his infidelities; how Rachel Uchitel bragged doing "nasty sex stuff" with Woods and whether his $1 billion estate is at stake -- pick up the new Us Weekly today!

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