Originally Posted by Sourceworx
To be good at anything requires consistency. Doesn't make it a sport.
Brett Hull, Hall of Fame and two-time Stanley Cup winning former National Hockey League (NHL) player, stated the following in an article by Peter McCleery titled "Are Golfers Really Athletes?," published May 2, 2007 in Golf Digest:
"Sure it's a sport. People don't understand what it takes to be an elite athlete in any sport. To me the mental preparation and toughness in golf blows away what it takes in any sport. Just because golfers don't wear running shoes and don't run down the fairway doesn't mean they aren't athletes.''
I guess it's just a matter of perspective...