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2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions: At Kapalua, par for the course is 1 over PGA Tour’s standard

The Plantation Course, site of this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, is the only par-73 layout on the PGA Tour

73: Par for Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course, site of this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour. The course, perched above the Pacific Ocean on the northwest shore of Hawaii’s Maui island, is the only course that plays to a par of more than 72 strokes on the PGA Tour. The Plantation Course features the standard four par 5s but only three par 3s, one of which is on the par-37 back nine. The course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 1991 and renovated by the original architects in 2019, will play 7,596 yards this week. The 42-man, no-cut event will award $1.34 million to the winner from a $6.7 million purse (tee times). The course record, 62, is shared by four players: K.J. Choi (2003, third round), Graeme McDowell (2011, fourth round), Chris Kirk (2015, fourth round), Jason Day (2015, fourth round) and Xander Schauffele (2015/fourth round). Ernie Els holds the 72-hole record, at 31-under 261, in winning the 2003 title.

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