back nine

noun

golf
: holes 10 through 18

Examples of back nine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two of the top scores Thursday came from players starting on the back nine. Justin Pelletier, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 On Sunday, the back nine at Augusta is supposed to bring golfers to their knees. Brad Thomas, NBC News, 14 Apr. 2024 Sitting atop the leaderboard on the back nine on Saturday at Augusta National was Nicolai Hojgaard, a Danish 23-year old who walked down the 11th fairway alone at 7-under. Jordan Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 14 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, Zalatoris kept plugging along on the back nine after a sizzling start that included birdies on six of the first eight holes including four in a row. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Taylor got his second round off to a shaky start before two birdies on the back nine moved him back into a tie for the lead with more than half the field still needing to finish Saturday. John Marshall, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2024 However, two bogeys on the back nine stopped his momentum. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 His only birdie on the back nine saved him from a playoff. Bernie Wilson, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Captain America: Brave New World and Blade will see considerable delays, as each has been pushed back nine months. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 9 Nov. 2023

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“Back nine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20nine. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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