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Golf voted Britain's most boring sport, according to YouGov survey

Golf voted Britain's most boring sport, according to YouGov survey”

Fortunately, though golf was the runaway loser, it was far from being the only sport that Brits snore at.

The adage that golf is a way of ruining a good walk has been misattributed to both Mark Twain and Winston Churchill over the years.

After surveying several thousand respondents, the leading data analytics firm concluded that, with 70% of those who'd ever watched it finding it boring, golf is officially the most tedious sport in the world.

We golfers have always known that our sport isn't commonly regarded as very exciting, but surely it piques more interest than DARTS?

Looking at the results, only five sports were found to be mainly exciting - athletics, tennis, gymnastics, rugby union and football.

Despite attracting sell out crowds at Wembley for NFL games American Football is considered the second dullest (59%) whilst after the 4-0 Ashes drubbing by Australia there is more bad news for English cricket as it is just behind in third with 58%.

The sport which the fewest voters deemed "very boring" or "quite boring" was athletics, with 47 per cent of participants saying it is "very exciting" or "quite exciting". It is the sport that viewers are least likely to sit on the fence about (84% find it boring/exciting, only 16% find it neither or don't know), and opinions are near evenly matched - the 43% who find it exciting are countered by 40% who find it boring.

And when it comes to the battle rugby codes, only one comes out on top - rugby union is exciting according to 41 per cent of people, while only 34 per cent like league.

But, in a not so shocking twist, 36 per cent of people in the north like league, while only 33 per cent like union.



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