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

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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.

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."

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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