double bogey


: a golf score of two strokes over par on a hole
double-bogey transitive verb

Example Sentences

He made a double bogey on the fourth hole.
Recent Examples on the Web On the front nine, Taylor got off to a great start with an eagle at No. 3, but then slipped back with a double bogey at No. 6 and a bogey at No. 9. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2023 That’s where Blair three-putted from the fringe for a bogey, after an errant drive had led to a double bogey on the par-5 No. 14. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 Johnson took double bogey on the 16th and 18th holes for a 74 and will be out of town before the final group tees off. Doug Ferguson,, 2 May 2021 Pereira narrowly missed out on what would have been his first-time victory at the PGA Championship in May 2022, losing his one-stroke lead with a double bogey. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 The overnight break perhaps benefitted Schultz, who ended his round Monday in the gloaming with a double bogey. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 14 Sep. 2022 The 28-year-old Texan was one shot behind Shane Lowry, who immediately made double bogey on the 14th to give up the lead to Spieth. Adam Woodard, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2022 Pereira proceeded to hit his tee shot into the water on the 18th hole on his way to a double bogey that elevated Thomas and Zalatoris into a playoff and relegated him to a third-place tie with Cameron Young at 4 under for the tournament. Mark Inabinett |, al, 22 May 2022 Hovland took a four-shot lead at the turn when Masters champion Scottie Scheffler made double bogey on the par-5 ninth. Tim Cooper, Arkansas Online, 5 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double bogey was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Double bogey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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