You’ll never confuse golf for the action-packed sports of auto racing, basketball or football, but a recent study conducted by OnePoll.com named golf as the world’s most boring sport over the likes of cricket, bridge, chess and snooker.
Casumo.com commissioned the study that found nearly 40% of Brits find golf to be the world’s most boring sport. The Mirror had the details.
Golf has beaten off competition from cricket, snooker and bridge to be crowned the world’s most boring game. The snoozeworthy sport was invented in Scotland in 1497 and has been putting spectators to sleep ever since. However, it hasn’t stopped it becoming one of the world’s most popular games, with the US Open offering a prize of over $2 million to the winner. And there are 118 countries in the International Golf Federation, making it one of the most globally popular sports ever created.
All the same, 39 percent of Brits voted golf the most boring game, even beating chess, draughts and bowls. The poll of 2,000 adults also found almost one in 10 have put on videos of golf or snooker at night to help them fall asleep.
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Gregory Tatton-Brown, a spokesman for online casino Casumo.com, who commissioned the research, said, “Brits have a funny relationship with sports that many people would consider ‘boring.’ Some people almost enjoy the fact that their favorite 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 of the dullest sports in the world, with bridge coming in third and chess in fourth place. And the top five was rounded out by snooker, with a quarter of the population saying it was the most boring sport in the land.
Fully half of the nation would rather clean their house from top to bottom than be forced to watch a dull sport. And almost three in 10 would rather spend Saturday afternoon trailing around IKEA behind their partner than watch a game of cricket. One-quarter of respondents have had a boring game forced on them by a friend or loved one, who were desperately trying to show off the sport’s virtues – to no avail.
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