double bogey


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

Examples of double bogey in a Sentence

He made a double bogey on the fourth hole.
Recent Examples on the Web Morikawa, who had two double bogeys to fall out of the hunt, shot 74 and tied for third with Tommy Fleetwood (69) and fellow Cal alum Max Homa (73), whose hopes ended on the par-3 12th with a double bogey from the bushes, not Rae’s Creek. Doug Ferguson, The Mercury News, 14 Apr. 2024 After his tee shot at the seventh bounded through the fairway, Woods dumped his approach in the bunker and made double bogey. Dave Skretta, The Denver Post, 14 Apr. 2024 His final round featured five birdies – including an excellent long putt on the fifth – as well as some wayward moments: a double bogey on the second hole and three further bogeys on the eighth, 11th and 16th. George Ramsay, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 Jordan Spieth hit the first foul ball of the year, pushing his tee shot well right on the third hole into the tall native grasses, leading to a double bogey. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 In the threesome right behind was Lucas Glover, who pulled even with a birdie at 10 before a double bogey at the 11th. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Jordan Spieth, who hit the first foul ball of the year Thursday for double bogey, is now bogey-free in his last 51 holes and has made enough birdies for a chance. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2024 There has been one double bogey, no bogeys, 16 pars and five birdies. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Jan. 2024 The Spaniard overcame a four-putt double bogey on the opening hole with a sublime display of shotmaking. Doug Ferguson, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2023

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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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“Double bogey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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