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The Players Championship: The Par 3s

TPC Sawgrass is known for its tough par-3 holes. We take a closer look.

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The hole: No. 8, 219 yards The lay of the land: The longest par 3 on the course requires a long iron or fairway wood to a deep, narrow and sloping green is protected by numerous bunkers and grass bunkers. Players' short games will likely be tested by an uneven lie if they miss this green.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 17, 137 yards The lay of the land: This hole speaks for itself. It's do or die to this 137-yard hole. It's one of the few short-iron shots that can scare a PGA Tour player, especially when the wind is blowing and the greens are hard and fast.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 13, 181 yards The lay of the land: This green has three separate tiers - on the front right, the right rear and the entire left side. The left side of the green slopes dramatically toward the water, which makes a hole-in-one a possibility if players catch the ridge that separates the green.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 17, 137 yards The lay of the land: This hole speaks for itself. It's do or die to this 137-yard hole. It's one of the few short-iron shots that can scare a PGA Tour player, especially when the wind is blowing and the greens are hard and fast.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 3, 177 yards The lay of the land: Probably the easiest of TPC Sawgrass' four par-3s, the third hole requires a mid- or short-iron approach to a green protected by a bunker on the left side and mounds on the right.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 3, 177 yards The lay of the land: Probably the easiest of TPC Sawgrass' four par-3s, the third hole requires a mid- or short-iron approach to a green protected by a bunker on the left side and mounds on the right.

Published on May 10, 2011

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The hole: No. 17, 137 yards The lay of the land: This hole speaks for itself. It's do or die to this 137-yard hole. It's one of the few short-iron shots that can scare a PGA Tour player, especially when the wind is blowing and the greens are hard and fast.

Published on May 11, 2011

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The hole: No. 17, 137 yards The lay of the land: This hole speaks for itself. It's do or die to this 137-yard hole. It's one of the few short-iron shots that can scare a PGA Tour player, especially when the wind is blowing and the greens are hard and fast.

Published on May 11, 2011