Golf Is Officially The World’s Most Boring Sport

Seriously? Has golf been voted duller than chess and bridge?

Golfer Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods Not even Tiger can get people onboard. Image Getty

Golf has been voted the world’s most boring sport in a new poll designed to uncover the most snooze-worthy sport in all of existence.

That’s according to a new poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by which revealed a whopping 39 per cent of Brits consider it the dullest game in the world, ahead of chess, bridge and even dressage.

These findings come despite golf representing one of the most popular games in the world, with the annual US Open alone offering a prize fund of over $2 million to the eventual winner.

Gregory Tatton-Brown, a spokesman for online casino, said: “Brits have a funny relationship with sports that many people would consider ‘boring’.

“Some people almost enjoy the fact that their favourite sports are dull as dishwater, as it gives them a sense of pride about loving something most people can’t understand.

“But for the vast majority of us, their confusing rules and slow pace mean they’re impenetrable to all but the most dedicated followers.”

Cricket was second on the list, just ahead of bridge and chess in third and fourth respectively, with snooker rounding off the top five.

Cricket legend Shane Warne
Sorry Shane Cricket sucks too, mate Image Picture Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The top 30 read as follows:

1. Golf
2. Cricket
3. Bridge
4. Chess
5. Snooker
6. Dressage
7. Fishing
8. Darts
9. Bowls
10. Football
11. Draughts
12. Formula One
13. Showjumping
14. Ultimate Frisbee
15. Horse racing
16. American football
17. Rugby
18. Curling
19. Tennis
20. Boxing
21. Fencing
22. Baseball
23. Netball
24. Ten-pin bowling
25. Water polo
26. Archery
27. Superbike racing
28. Gymnastics
29. Hurling
30. Diving

The study also revealed that around half the nation would rather clean their house from top to bottom than watch a dull sport, while nearly three in 10 would prefer to spend an afternoon in IKEA with their partner than watch any cricket.

Cricket came in for quite a battering too, with eight in ten Brits claiming they don’t know what the rules are, while just four per cent of respondents claimed to still play the game.

Roughly two-thirds of those polled also struggled with the game of snooker, while a fifth of the nation admitted to getting wound up with certain sports because of the sheer length of time a simple match takes, often with no clear winner at the end.

Enjoying a particularly boring sport could spell bad news for your love life too, with around a quarter of Brits in the survey lamenting the fact their partner watches a sport they view as particular boring.

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