Golf voted dullest sport

A new survey has revealed golf is the most boring sport according to the British public

For everyone who has ever been crestfallen to find their TV monopolised by sports fans for hours at a time, or been reluctantly dragged along to a sporting event by a partner, YouGov has some solace for you: you are not alone.

Polling company YouGov asked the public about 17 sports and whether they are very/quite boring, neither boring nor exciting or very/quite exciting - and only five were found to be mainly exciting.

But which is the sport most likely to send Brits to sleep, and which the most likely to have them on their feet, shouting at the TV?

Golf has emerged as Britain's dullest sport in a survey confirming the historic phrase wrongly attributed to Mark Twain that it is "a good walk spoiled".

But golf was considered to be the most boring.

It was closely followed by Tennis and Football, both 48% exciting, though the latter was really an opinion splitter, as 40% of voters also accused the sport of being boring.

YouGov's poll asked the British public about 17 sports and whether they were exciting
YouGov's poll asked the British public about 17 sports and whether they were exciting

Results of a survey into the most boring sports to watch on television show that cycling is more boring than football, tennis and athletics but less boring than golf, darts and snooker.

Golf was said to be "very boring" or "quite boring" by 70 per cent of respondents, while American Football got a boredom rating of 59 per cent.

Football divided opion, with an equal split between those finding in boring and exciting, and 14 per cent saying it was neither one or the other.

The most stimulating sport was atheletics with 47% of respondents finding the sport exciting.

Formula One and rugby union were also found not to be exciting to watch from the perspective of those in the North compared to Scotland. Nor is the 36% of Northerners who find League exciting distinct from the other regions and nations of Britain, where the rate is 31-37%.

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