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Golf finds the rough in dullness survey

LONDON-- Golf has emerged as Britain's dullest sport in a survey confirming the historic phrase wrongly attributed to Mark Twain that it is "a good walk spoiled".
The YouGov poll -- published in Thursday's edition of The Times -- found 70% of the 1,616 adults asked for their opinion adjudged golf to be the dullest -- only 11% considered it to be exciting.
Despite attracting sell out crowds at Wembley for NFL games American Football is considered the second dullest (59%) whilst after the 4-0 Ashes drubbing by Australia there is more bad news for English cricket as it is just behind in third with 58%.
English golfer Matthew Southgate -- who finished joint sixth in The British Open last year -- concurred with the findings and was not surprised athletics topped the poll in terms of being considered the least dull (28%) and 47% found it exciting.
"I probably agree with them," Southgate told The Times.
The survey, though, represents quite a shot in the arm for athletics, with the thrills and spills at the hugely successful World Championships in London last year showing despite scepticism over doping it is a crowd pleasing show.

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