Top 10 Toughest Par 5s on the PGA Tour

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Typically, when PGA Tour players arrive at the tee of a par 5 they're thinking about making birdie. But these 10 holes require a different mental approach ' and they were the toughest par 5s on the PGA Tour in 2008.
 
No. 10 top 10 toughest par 5s poppy hills 10th 10th hole, Poppy Hills, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Yardage: 531
Stroke average: 4.97
Key stat: Believe it or not, there are actually two par 5s at Poppy Hills that played tougher than this one. Keep reading

 
No. 9 top 10 toughest par 5s annandale 11th 11th hole, Annandale GC, Viking Classic
Yardage: 579
Stroke average: 4.97
Key stat: Fall Series events are usually birdie parties, but a fairway-splitting creek and bunker off the tee make this a thinking mans par 5.

 
No. 8 top 10 toughest par 5s poppy hills 9th 9th hole, Poppy Hills, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Yardage: 555
Stroke average: 4.99
Key stat: The eighth-most-difficult par 5 on Tour was only the second-most-difficult at Poppy Hills. With a 4.99 stroke average its also the last hole in our countdown to play under-par.

 
No. 7 top 10 toughest par 5s innisbrook 5th 5th hole, Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead, PODS Championship
Yardage: 605
Stroke average: 5.01
Key stat: Uphill off the tee, this is one of only a few three-shot par 5s on Tour.

 
No. 6 top 10 toughest par 5s firestone 16th 16th hole, Firestone CC (South Course), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Yardage: 667
Stroke average: 5.04
Key stat: During the 1960 PGA Championship this hole played 625 yards, and after Arnold Palmer made triple-bogey here he dubbed it The Monster. Imagine playing this hole with your dads old set of persimmon woods...

 
No. 5 top 10 toughest par 5s muirfield village 11th 11th hole, Muirfield Village GC, the Memorial Tournament
Yardage: 567
Stroke average: 5.04
Key stat: A true risk-reward par 5, it had more birdies than any other hole in our countdown, but also had the second-most bogeys.

 
No. 4 top 10 toughest par 5s royal birkdale 15th 15th hole, Royal Birkdale GC (Lancashire), British Open Championship
Yardage: 544
Stroke average: 5.09
Key stat: The second-shortest par 5 in our countdown, it played much tougher than its yardage because of the devilish wind. Padraig Harrington birdied it three out of four rounds en route to his second Open Championship.

 
No. 3 top 10 toughest par 5s pga national 18th 18th hole, PGA National Champion Course, The Honda Classic
Yardage: 604
Stroke average: 5.1
Key stat: Played as one of the most intimidating finishing holes on Tour last year. Standing on the tee with a one-shot lead on Sunday, Y.E. Yang calmly made par here and took home his first PGA Tour victory.

 
No. 2 top 10 toughest par 5s poppy hills 10th 4th hole, Poppy Hills, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Yardage: 603
Stroke average: 5.23
Key stat: At 3-to-1, this hole had the highest bogey-to-birdie ratio of any par 5 on the 2008 PGA Tour.

 
No. 1 top 10 toughest par 5s pebble beach 14th 14th hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Yardage: 573
Stroke average: 5.3
Key stat: Fairways bunkers require a precise tee shot, and this three-shotter has one of the most severe greens youll ever see. When Tour pros arent making birdies with their wedges, you know its a tough hole.