Top 10 Sports That Are Somehow More Boring Than Golf

Put the kettle on, smash down an energy drink – do whatever you have to do to stay awake because watching these sports is the equivalent of taking an Ambien. Even talking about them will make the most attentive person want to get cozy and drift off into a deep slumber.

Now to many thousands of fans around the globe watching golf is an exhilarating experience. The tension of seeing the great players walk up the green on the 18th hole with a championship on the line, the pressure of making that one shot with all those eyeballs watching: the appeal is there for the purists but for the rest of us, well, other sports just have better sex appeal.

Football has the big hits, basketball has the amazing dunks, baseball the home runs, soccer the goals – the list goes on. A hushed polite gathering of wealthy white men watching someone tap a ball into a little hole can leave the average sports fan a little underwhelmed to say the least. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet the beauty of golf to the naked eye isn’t as obvious to most people.

So it’s not a blockbuster sport, who cares? The good news for golf lovers out there is that there is at least 10 other sports that make it look like a thrill-a-minute in comparison. Some of the following games are so dull even the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have said, “Thanks but no thanks.”

Sports fans are a resilient bunch, they can go a lifetime watching their team win nothing but they draw a line at games that offer zero entertainment value. These are the sports that only the diehards love, the 10 more boring than golf.

10 Bowling


9 Fishing


8 Volleyball

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7 Marathon Running

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

6 Dressage


5 Sailing

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4 Figure Skating

Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports

3 Test Cricket


2 Curling

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1 Formula One

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At the risk of dividing opinion, Formula One is the premier boring sport going around the track on four wheels these days. It had a glory period even up until the 1990s before Michael Schumacher developed a vendetta against the concept of competition. His retirement opened up a window before Lewis Hamilton shut it, winning almost everything at stake with the odd exception of Sebastian Vettel. The teams are run by wealthy, out-of-touch manufacturers and raced by wealthy, out-of-touch drivers. The man in poll position takes most victories and the continual change in rules makes it infuriating to follow.

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