Eagle means scoring two under par (−2).
An eagle usually occurs when a golfer hits the ball far enough to reach the green with fewer strokes than expected.
It most commonly happens on par-fives but can occur on short par-fours.
A hole in one on a par-three hole also results in an eagle.
What is 2 under par called?
An eagle is 2-under par on a hole. A double bogey is 2-over par on a hole. A double eagle (very rare) is 3-under par (also called an “albatross”).
What is a double eagle called in golf?
This article lists albatrosses that have been scored in important golf tournaments. An albatross, also called a double eagle, is a score of three-under-par on a single hole. This is most commonly achieved with two shots on a par-5, but can be done with a hole-in-one on a par-4.
What is a Bridie in golf?
“Birdie” is one of the basic scoring terms used by golfers, and it means a score of 1-under par on any individual golf hole. Par, remember, is the expected number of strokes it should take an expert golfer to complete a hole.
What does under par mean in golf?
If you take five strokes to play a par-4 hole, then you are 1-over par for that hole; if you take three strokes on a par-4, you are 1-under par on that hole. The same applies to 18-hole scores: if the golf course’s par is 72, and you shoot 85, you are 13-over par; if you shoot 68, you are 4-under par.