Golf is now officially the most boring game in the world, beating off stiff competition from the likes of cricket, snooker and bridge to the top title.
This was determined by a poll of 2,000 adults who were asked what the most boring game was.
Understandably, 39 per cent of Brits voted golf the most boring game, even beating chess, draughts and bowls to the trophy.
Despite the negative press, golf remains one of the most popular games in the world, with 126 countries represented by the International Golf Federation.
Gregoary Tatton-Brown, a spokesman for online casino Casumo.com, who commissioned the research, said:
Brits have a funny relationship with sports that many people would consider ‘boring’.
Some people almost enjoy the fact that their favourite sports are dull as dishwater, as it gives them a sense of pride about loving something most people can’t understand.
But for the vast majority of us, their confusing rules and slow pace mean they’re impenetrable to all but the most dedicated followers.
Cricket was second on the list of the most boring sports, with bridge, chess and snooker round out the top five.
Almost three people in 10 would rather spend Saturday afternoon traipsing round IKEA behind their partner than watch a game of cricket.
Eight in 10 Brits even said they had no idea how cricket was played, with two thirds saying the same thing about snooker.
Reasons for calling a game boring included nothing interesting ever seeming to happen, and games that take a long amount of time.
One quarter of Brits think their partner enjoys a sport which they find incredibly dull.
Gregory Tatton-Brown said:
Our results found the average Brit watches almost four and a half hours of sport a week on TV.
If you’re someone who finds the sport they watch teeth-grindingly dull, that can feel like a lifetime.
Luckily, the games found at Casumo.com could never be described as boring – we exist to promote excitement, after all.
Among other boring games were fishing, football and Formula One.
Even relatively fast-paced games such as rugby and tennis made their way into the top twenty.
Seems like people just have an axe to grind about a particular sport they don’t like.