This is the Most Boring Sport Ever – A Survey Reveals

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Golf has been revealed as the most boring sport after a survey revealed that 70 per cent of people found it boring to watch.

The study was conducted by British outlet YouGov attempts to quantify how people feel about the sport.

Out of the people interviewed, 1,616 adults revealed that most regarded athletics as the most exciting sport followed by tennis and football, with rugby union and gymnastics completing the top five.

Golf holds a long lead over the next most boring sports. American Football is the second dullest sport, being branded boring by 59% of people who have ever watched it, followed closely by cricket (58%), darts (also 58%) and snooker (57%).

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In a rejoinder, The Golf Monthly, indicated that the survey’s findings were met with harsh criticism from the sport’s loyal fans.

“This report could be a wake-up call to the industry to change the way it depicts the sport. We know that golf is in great shape in England, with a huge audience of around 2m people who play twice a month,” Nick Pink, the Chief Executive of England Golf told The Telegraph last year. ”

“They’ve got a great appetite for viewing and enjoying golf, but not necessarily in traditional ways. The European Tour proves that with their enormously successful, short video productions, such as the 9th birthday treat conjured up by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson,” Pink added.

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“Social media also shows us that golfers enjoy short clips covering all aspects of the game and this report could be the spur to encouraging more diversity in programming,” he defended the sport. “It could, for example, be an opportunity to share more of the great stories from the amateur game, featuring the players who will be the professional stars of the future, the brilliant work of volunteers who share the pleasures of golf, the exciting initiatives to encourage more people to play and the many health benefits of the game.”

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