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.
Recent Examples on the Web Danny Willett, who has missed the cut at Augusta every time since his 2016 triumph, also shot 66 having started with a double bogey, racking up six birdies and an eagle to reach 137-- seven-under-par. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Bryson DeChambeau's Masters challenge evaporates after bizarre lost ball," 14 Nov. 2020 Henderson lost the lead with a double bogey on the 13th hole that nearly cost her. Doug Ferguson,, "Mirim Lee wins a stunner in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration," 14 Sep. 2020 Reed flubbed another chip on the 11th hole, one of the easier holes on the course, and ended up making double bogey there. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Matthew Wolff Leads Bryson DeChambeau at U.S. Open as Power Paves the Way," 19 Sep. 2020 Mickelson, who famously made double bogey on the final hole in 2006 to throw away an Open, shot 79 in his opening round and never looked back. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, "Column: Another major mishap by Tiger Woods at US Open," 18 Sep. 2020 Tiger Woods, who has struggled for form since golf resumed earlier this year, was disappointed to conclude his round on three-over after ending on a bogey and double bogey. George Ramsay, CNN, "Justin Thomas leads US Open with record first-round score at Winged Foot," 18 Sep. 2020 Returning to the scene of a double bogey on the 72nd hole that cost him the 2006 U.S. Open, Mickelson opened with two birdies and still struggled to break 80. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Justin Thomas leads U.S. Open with 65; Utahn Tony Finau rallies for 69," 17 Sep. 2020 Henderson, at 23 already with more LPGA victories (9) than any Canadian, also used the wall as a backstop to set up a birdie on the 18th to rally from a double bogey and join the playoff. Doug Ferguson,, "Mirim Lee wins a stunner in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration," 14 Sep. 2020 Shah suffered a double bogey on the ninth hole, but followed that up with birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 to stabilize his round. Paul Johnson,, "Fore for four: Kenton Esch earns medalist honors as Waubonsie Valley wins fourth straight Aurora City Classic championship," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of double bogey

1954, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Double bogey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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