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also dor·my  (dôr′mē)
Ahead of an opponent in a golf match by as many holes as there are holes remaining to be played.

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(ˈdɔːmɪ) or


(Golf) golf (of a player or side) as many holes ahead of an opponent as there are still to play: dormie three.
[C19: of unknown origin]
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Adj.1.dormie - in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played; "he was dormie three and still lost the match"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
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A disastrous effort from Mickelson set up America for a three-putt to lose the 14th and, after Fowler drove into the galleries, Pieters held his nerve with a right-to-left eight-footer for birdie to go dormie three.
Back-to-back Johnson birdies cut their lead by half, although Pieters' repeated the feat to make it dormie four.
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He holed a good putt on 16 to get to dormie two up, but Hampshire's Darren Walkley holed a 20ft birdie putt on 17 to take the match down 18.
It was the 2003 US Open champion who applied the pressure again on 17 by hitting a good shot into the par three, but Kuchar couldn't convert and the match was dormie heading down 18.
The Hearsall pairing continued to apply the pressure following the lunch break, increasing their lead to dormie 10.
A loss in the ninth will result in a situation, which golfers term as a dormie -- meaning he will need to win the last three games to stay in the match.
Thirty-seven-year old Francis Hand, of Dormie Drive, Kings Norton, was left trapped under the vehicle which struck him at Dartmouth Circus on October 18, 2011.
But once again Heyes left his putt above ground and so the pair of protagonists marched off to the 17th, with Holmes dormie two.