Sunday, March 3, 2013

Why Golf Is Not A Sport

It should come as no surprise to people that I’m not a fan of golf. I don’t understand the appeal of it and I can’t even begin to understand why people consider golf a sport. Golfers don’t even carry their own bag, for god sake!

So when I read that the world No. 1, Rory McIlroy, walked off the course before he finished his round, I think it’s another good example on why golf is not a sport. The world No. 1 player in the world was defending his title at the Honda Classic in the U.S when he hit his ball into the water on the 18th hole. McIlroy started his round on the back nine and was 7-over par after his first eight holes.

Now, I understand that golf is a frustrating game but for the world No. 1 to walk out in the middle of his round? That is not the mark of a true sportsman. Worse, he then blame his early exit on "severe wisdom tooth pain". A wisdom tooth? Michael Jordon once played while vomiting his guts out at courtside! Franz Beckenbauer once played with a broken shoulder! He ran up and down the field with his arm strapped to his body and McIlroy walked out due to a wisdom tooth?

This is a “sport” they want to replace wrestling with in the Olympics? Get wrestling back into the Olympics; wrestling may not have as much money as golf but at least you don’t hear wrestlers pulling out of tournaments due to "severe wisdom tooth pain". And last I checked; the Olympics is still a sporting event!

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