double bogey


Definition of double bogey 

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

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double-bogey transitive verb

Examples of double bogey in a Sentence

He made a double bogey on the fourth hole.

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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 Starting on the back nine, back-to-back double bogeys on the 13th and 14th put him in a deep hole and things continued to only get worse. Bill Pennington And Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "U.S. Open 2018: A First Round Full of Struggles," 15 June 2018 Wearn was 5-under going into the par-4 11th, but a double bogey there set her back a bit. Joe Juliano,, "Eighteen-year-old rookie tied for lead after first round of Valley Forge Invitational," 24 May 2018 Sitting at 11 under for the day and needing only to play the last two holes in one over to break the record, Simpson rinsed his tee shot en route to a double bogey. Daniel Rapaport,, "Webb Simpson in a League of His Own Heading Into Final Round at the Players," 12 May 2018 This is the man who made four double bogeys playing on a broken leg at Torrey Pines in 2008 and still captured a playoff. Stephanie Apstein,, "In the Field Thanks to His Past Success, Tiger Woods Ready—and Grateful—for U.S. Open Challenge," 12 June 2018 The first-round leader Jordan Spieth started Friday with a double bogey on his first hole. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Day 2 at the Masters Starts With Mayhem and Ends With Patrick Reed in the Lead," 6 Apr. 2018 But Phil Mickelson's hopes nosedived after a fine start, making a sorry triple bogey on the ninth and then finding the water on the short 12th to run up a double bogey. CNN, "Masters 2018: Tiger survives the cut as Patrick Reed leads at halfway," 6 Apr. 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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