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  • n  (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course
    a par-5 hole
    par for this course is 72
  • n  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    on a par with the best
  • v  make a score (on a hole) equal to par

  • In a game of golf par means the hypothetical number of strokes required to play a hole perfectly.
  • Twenty-three strokes under par when he got his 24th birdie of the tournament at the 5th hole.
  • Amazingly, he has birdied or eagled more than 50% of the par fives he has played as a pro.
News & Articles

  • Par Petroleum to Purchase Tesoro's Hawaii Operations
    SAN ANTONIO -- Par Petroleum Corp. inked a deal to acquire Tesoro Hawaii LLC from Tesoro Corp. The definitive agreement includes refining, retail and distribution assets in Hawaii. The 31 retail outlets will remain under the Tesoro brand after the deal closes.
    June 18, 2013 - Convenience Store News
  • Par Petroleum Corporation Announces Management Appointments
    Par Petroleum Corporation announced today that it has appointed the following officers to the company:
    June 17, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Par Petroleum Corporation Agrees to Purchase Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
    Par Petroleum Corporation announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation. Tesoro Hawaii, LLC is an owner of refining, retail and distribution assets located in Hawaii.
    June 17, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Phil Mickelson in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    I don't look at the leaderboard. I don't look at other players. I look at par,Mr. Mickelson said looking forward to Saturday. "This is the only tournament that brings out the Bobby Jones philosophy of only playing against Old Man Par,...
  • Yang Yong-eun in ESPN
    My first time playing with him, so I'll try not to go over par,Yang said.
  • Darren Clarke in The Associated Press
    It wasn't torrential, heavy rain. It was just torrential rain,Clarke said. "If you're from Ireland, there's a difference. We knew it was going to be very hard and the forecast was poor. It was just tough to play in it. Par was a good score...

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