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"Bird" was a slang term for 'good' in the 19th century and so a great shot on the Golf course became known as a 'bird', which then turned into 'birdie'. It was used for any under-par score at first. Then, 'eagle' was added to maintain the avian theme and it differentiated a shot of two under par, from the 'birdie', which was one under par. An extremely rare three under par shot is now called an 'albatross' (aka 'double eagle').

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In the game of golf is an eagle or a birdie the better score?

An eagle is two strokes under par, a birdie is one stroke under. An eagle is a better score.

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An Eagle in golf is lower than a birdie. A birdie is 1 stoke below par on the hole and an Eagle is 2 strokes below par For example, on a par four, an eagle is two strokes on a par three, an eagle is not used. it is just referred to as a hole in one!

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