Speed Golf Finally Makes the World's Most Boring Sport Exciting to Watch

Here’s an idea for a sport: What if a bunch of poorly-dressed athletes wandered around a grassy park for four hours casually hitting balls with a long stick? Here’s a less boring idea: What if those athletes were instead racing the clock to put the ball in the hole as quickly as possible? That’s the basic idea behind The Fastest Hole of Golf.

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Teams from golf’s European Tour attempted to break the Guinness World Record for fastest hole of golf by a team of four. But they may have also stumbled on the perfect way to make watching golf on TV a lot less agonizing. And you could watch 18 holes in as much time as it takes to watch a sitcom.

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DISCUSSION

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What? Me Worry?

I’m one of those weird people who loves to watch golf. I don’t find it boring at all, and I don’t even play golf. I got sucked in about a year or two before Tiger showed up. I was stuck waiting to get some tires replaced, and I became enthralled with how good those guys are.

I find it more exiting than baseball (like that’s difficult...) though considerably less so than hockey. There can be a surprising amount of tension that builds, and the networks do a great job of (almost) always having something interesting to show.