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Sport is defined as an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess, and is often of a competitive nature. Although this generalizes pretty much everything from tag to tennis, it features three key elements: physicality, mentality, and competition.
Golf is very much a sport, despite the fact it’s not in the Olympics (yet). Is it the most entertaining or exciting to watch? Not really. Do most of us watch and say “I could do that.” Probably. Despite viral value and a catalog of amazing movies, golfers need more than just goofy pants and a fat ass.
Golf requires athletic ability; swing mechanics, club control, and stamina. It demands physical prowess: hit the ball specific distances repetitively. Finally, golf is one of the most competitive, as it’s up to only you to perform and you control your own destiny.