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

Golf tops poll of 'boring' sports - what do you make of these results?

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 10 Jan 2018

golf voted most boring sport according to brits

Golf has been voted Britain's most boring sport, according to a new YouGov survey.

The polling company asked the public about 17 sports as to whether each of them was very/quite boring, neither boring nor exciting or very/quite exciting.

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

Golf, however, was considered to be the most boring of all the sports in the poll, taking a whopping 70% of the very/quite boring category. 

Other sports considered to be very or quite boring are American Football (59%), cricket (58%), darts (58%) and snooker (57%).

Surprisingly, a total of 40% of pollers considered football to be boring - we can only assume they had just tuned into Swansea v Stoke.