Golfing Isn't A Sport and Golfers Aren't Athletes

Bruce CampbellCorrespondent IMarch 19, 2008

This is my first BleacherReport article and I wanted to make one thing clear: If you think golfers are athletes and that golf is a sport, you are either wrong or a golfer. If you don't believe me look at the above photo.

Somebody once told me "if you don't think golfing is a sport, try walking a few miles in 100 degree weather and swinging a golf club every so often."

After watching this person eat a donut, I responded with "If you think golfing is a sport try playing a real sport for 10 minutes."

You see golfing is not a sport. It is simply a luxury and even if a golf tournament was held in 100 degree weather I'd bet money that every participants would bitch about it. Give me a break you jokesters!

With all that said, I would like to acknowledge someone with a vision of changing golf. This man’s name is Tripp Isenhour. If golfing was all about launching balls at a high-velocity towards endangered birds, I would at least refer to it as a manly activity. It still would in no way be a sport, but about 300 times more fun to watch.

The only way golfing could be any less of a sport is if, instead of walking you just drove around in little cars in between each shot. Oh my god! They exists, they’re called golf carts.

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