Antedating of Golf "Mulligan"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 12 01:48:56 UTC 2004

Mulligan (OED, n.2, 1947)

1941 _L.A. Times_ 9 Feb. A8  As the first tee loomed ahead she said,
"Shall we have a Mulligan?" ... I didn't give a hoot whether we counted
the first ball hit or considered it a provisional "Mulligan." ... On the
second tee we were supposedly warmed up, took no Mulligan.

Fred Shapiro

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