double bogey


Definition of double bogey

: a golf score of two strokes over par on a hole

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Other Words from double bogey

double-bogey \ ˌdə-​bəl-​ˈbō-​gē How to pronounce double-bogey (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of double bogey in a Sentence

He made a double bogey on the fourth hole.

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And after Marc Leishman went into the water and made double bogey on 15, taking himself from the tournament lead into seventh place. Brian Koppelman,, "Appreciating the Lonely Determination of the Modern Golfer," 5 Apr. 2018 The only blemish for Kim all week at Thornberry Creek at Oneida was a double bogey in the second round Friday. Bill Huber,, "Sei Young Kim shatters LPGA scoring records, wins by 9 shots," 8 July 2018 Tony Finau’s double bogey on the final hole of the U.S. Open proved very costly. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Tony Finau costs himself $214,372 with double bogey on final hole of U.S. Open," 17 June 2018 Woods had the lead for three holes at Carnoustie until a double bogey at No. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Furyk not ready to commit to taking Woods for Ryder Cup," 23 July 2018 A day after making double bogey to ruin his bid to break the course record, Simpson rapped in a 3-foot birdie putt. Doug Ferguson,, "Webb Simpson extends lead, Tiger Woods vaults up leaderboard at TPC," 13 May 2018 Playing in the same group, McIlroy made two bogeys and two double bogeys in his first five holes while Mickelson made three bogeys in the same span. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson off to very rough start at U.S. Open," 14 June 2018 Spieth hit into a gorse bush and made double bogey on the par-5 sixth. Doug Ferguson, Fox News, "Molinari survives wild day to win British Open," 22 July 2018 Instead of hitting from what likely would have been a reasonably playable lie, Woods failed to get on the green with his next shot and three-putted for a double bogey. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Francesco Molinari Wins the British Open," 22 July 2018

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First Known Use of double bogey

1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of double bogey

golf : a score that is two more than the official standard score for a particular hole : a score of two strokes over par on a hole

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