tee shot


: a first shot that is taken on a hole

Examples of tee shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the first hole during third round at the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. Dave Skretta, The Denver Post, 14 Apr. 2024 But Morikawa and Aberg found the water on 11 and double-bogeyed, and Homa doubled 12 when his tee shot rolled into the bushes above the green. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2024 Frustration would turn to fury mere moments later, when Hadwin – having narrowly avoided sending his tee shot into the water running along the left of the fairway – saw his subsequent approach take an awkward bounce before speeding over the 18th green and into the drink. Jack Bantock, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024 Schauffele opened with a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 first and was relatively quiet until taking care of the par 5s on the back and adding birdies at the short par-4 10th and a tee shot to 7 feet on the par-3 16th. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2024 After a day of back-and-forth competition, Dunlap and Sam Burns were tied for the lead when Burns put his tee shot in the water and double-bogeyed the 17th. Greg Beacham, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2024 When Pavon’s tee shot on 18 found a fairway bunker, the door was opened for Hojgaard to try to force a playoff. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2024 At the Estates Course, golfers are going to find a traditional, parkland-style layout with adjoining fairways allowing for the not-so-accurate tee shot to find a relatively friendly landing spot. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 15 Jan. 2024 The playoff hole started inauspiciously after Fowler's tee shot sailed far right. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 2 July 2023

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“Tee shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tee%20shot. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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