triple bogey


: a golf score of three strokes over par on a hole
triple-bogey transitive verb

Examples of triple bogey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Georgia Tech’s Hiroshi Tai nearly cost himself the individual men’s title with a triple bogey on his penultimate hole after hitting from one bunker over the green into another. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2024 Ryan Fox overcame a three-shot deficit and a triple bogey early in the final round Sunday with six birdies on the back nine — the last one from 6 feet on the 18th hole — for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot victory over Aaron Rai and Tyrrell Hatton in the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England. Associated Press,, 17 Sep. 2023 Michelle McGann, who entered Friday tied for the lead with Matthew, faded to 5 over with a second round of 80 that included a triple bogey on the seventh hole. Jodom, oregonlive, 25 Aug. 2023 After Poston’s go-for-broke approach yielded a triple bogey, Hodges tapped in a short putt for his third birdie of the round. Mark Heim |, al, 31 July 2023 While a chance for an easy score to hop back into the tournament, Lucas Herbert made a triple bogey on the hole in the first round, but during Friday's round, Travis Smyth made good on the hole, especially after a bogey on the previous hole. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 21 July 2023 Later his putt for a triple bogey hung at the edge of the cup. Mark Inabinett |, al, 20 July 2023 Norman wins by two strokes over defending champion Nick Faldo. 1999 — Jean Van de Velde’s triple bogey on the 72nd hole sets the stage for Paul Lawrie to become the first Scotsman to win the British Open in his native land since Tommy Armour in 1931. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2023 Kurt Kitayama let an All-Star cast of contenders back into the tournament with a triple bogey, only to beat them all with a clutch birdie and the best lag putt of his life to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. Dallas News, 5 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple bogey was in 1963

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“Triple bogey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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