Why Golf Is Better Than Football, Baseball, Basketball and NASCAR

This was sent to me by a friend in one of those pass-it-on chain emails. I have no idea where he got it.

Golfers don’t have some of their players in jail every week (John Daly not withstanding).

Golfers don’t kick dirt on, or throw bottles at, other people.
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Professional golfers are paid in direct proportion to how well they play.

Golfers don’t hold out for more money or demand new contracts because of another player’s deal.

Professional golfers don’t demand that the taxpayers pay for the fields on which they play.

When golfers make a mistake, there is nobody there to cover for them, or to back them.

The PGA raises more money for charity in one year than the others do in two.

You can watch the best golfers in the world up close, at any tournament, including the majors all day, every day for $25 or $30.

In golf, you cannot fail 70% of the time and make $9 million a season.

Golfers keep their clothes on while being interviewed.

In their prime, Palmer, Nicklaus and other stars would shake your hand and say they were happy to meet you. In his prime, Jose Canseco wore t-shirts that said “Leave Me Alone.”

You can hear birds chirping on the golf course during a tournament.

At a golf tournament, you won’t hear a steady stream of four letter words while you’re hoping that no one spills beer on you.

Golf courses don’t ruin a neighborhood.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Why Golf Is Better Than Football, Baseball, Basketball and NASCAR”

  1. “At a golf tournament, you won’t hear a steady stream of four letter words while you’re hoping that no one spills beer on you.”

    Not sure about this one. Unfortunately, many “you da man – get in the hole!” fans have changed things in this regard. The Canadian Open I attended was full of falling-down drunks.

    And I had the opportunity recently to talk with an RCGA official who was assigned to Tiger at Turnbury. He said it was shameful the language and behavior he saw from Him.

    Thing is, over there, he said the media pounded Him in the headlines, calling Him a lout in a centerfold pull-out full of stories about his ranting, club-throwing and cursing.

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  2. I’ve seen this one through the e-mail before.  I hope that it continues to remain ‘mostly’ true for the PGA.

    One thing to remember about the other sports is that many (if not most) of the players are better behaved than the ones making bad publicity.

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  3. I also have to disagree with the four letter word part.  At Bridgestone I heard plenty.  And when I did watch golf while Tiger played I heard some then on tv too. 

    When golfers make mistakes there’s no one to cover for them?  After Tiger missed the cut at the British Open, Steve Williams said he had given Tiger bad advice – that sounds like covering for him.

    Golfers don’t hold out for more money or demand new contracts?  When asked if they should accept a cut in the purse of tournaments during the financial crisis going on, some of the golfers said no.

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