An English Major’s Lament: Halve vs. Half

When two players tie a hole in match play, they halve it, and their tie is called a half—not a halve (no matter what television commentators say). Halve is a verb; half is a noun. And if you don’t believe me and the dictionary, you can consult Rule 2-2 in the Rules of Golf:

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