double bogey

noun

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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The same happened again on the 13th hole, feeding into his second double bogey. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Zack Sucher led the Travelers Championship by six strokes. Three straight holes on the back nine knocked him from first.," 22 June 2019 Woods shook off his double bogey on the par-3 5th, banging home birdies on the par-5 6th and par-3 7th. The Si Staff, SI.com, "2019 U.S. Open Live Blog: Tracking Tiger, Koepka and Round One Leaders at Pebble," 13 June 2019 The 21-year-old failed to make a birdie on Tuesday, a potential late run at the cut line done in by a double bogey on the par-4 16th. BostonGlobe.com, "Massachusetts players all fall short of match play at US Amateur," 13 Aug. 2019 The South African played the first four holes in 4 over, making a bogey on No. 1, a double bogey on No. 3 and another bogey on No. 4. Emmett Prosser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Parel takes advantage of Goosen's woes in Senior Players Championship," 13 July 2019 Kollmann’s red-hot finish at the Palmer Golf Course allowed him to recover from a double bogey on the 12th hole. Anchorage Daily News, "Kurt Kollmann, Russell Marion share first-round lead at Alaska State Amateur," 12 July 2019 Woods and Spieth were among five contenders to make double bogeys. Doug Ferguson, Fox News, "Molinari not flashy except the players he beats," 23 July 2018 Woods had just bogeyed the fifth and double bogeyed the short sixth, and his countenance was as foreboding as the clouds out to sea. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Tiger Woods 'sore' and 'scraping it around' at the Open," 18 July 2019 After opening with rounds of 64 and 67 on the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club course, Spieth stumbled to a third-round 77, which included three double bogeys. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Jordan Spieth Finds Youthful Inspiration at the Northern Trust," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of double bogey

1954, in the meaning defined above

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double bogey

noun

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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