Even the most die-hard golf fans among us must realise the sport isn’t must-watch TV all the time. Those of us who identify as true golf fans don’t care – we’ll watch the Sony Open in Hawaii tomorrow and be enthralled by some little-known pro facing a six-foot par putt on the sixth hole of his first round. It might not be dramatic, but it’s golf – so we’re watching.
But a new study conducted by British outlet YouGov attempts to quantify how the rest of the population might feel. According to this group of Brits surveyed, golf is the most boring sport to watch on TV. Keep in mind, golf was invented in the United Kingdom. You won’t find a bigger golf-loving population. Yet they don’t love watching golf on TV as much as we’d hope. Sad.
— YouGov (@YouGov) January 10, 2018
Don’t be ashamed, fellow golf-loving friends. Not everybody can appreciate the subtleties of professional golf. We’re among the enlightened ones.
And a bit of context is needed. Consider that American football is second on this list. We’re guessing a share of Americans would argue that point. And cricket’s No.3 ranking might have something to do with the shellacking the English side just received from the Aussies in the Ashes.
But darts ranked less boring than golf? Seriously … darts?