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Golf Shouldn't Be An Olympic Sport And I'm Kinda Weirded-Out That It Is

It's a game your dad plays on weekends just to get out of the house.

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If you've been watching the Olympics you've probably been dazzled by the spectacle, wowed by the athletic skills on display, and maybe even wept tears of joy seeing athletes achieve their dream.

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Yes. If you didn't already know, golf is an actual event in this year's Olympics. And it's just fundamentally WEIRD.

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This is the first time golf has been in the Olympics since 1904. 190-fucking-4. We didn't even have plastic back then; we were a different people.

The Olympics started when the God-fearing Greeks decided to honour their main-man Zeus by staging a single 190m race to determine the most athletically gifted man.

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Zeus liked this I guess, because the games continued, growing in size and range of events, up until until the time the games were suppressed in 393 AD.

Fast-forward to 1894, when Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC), resurrecting the Olympic Games and with it the spirit of international athletic competition.

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So how the fuck did golf make the events list? The Gods did not play golf on the mountain of Olympus.

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The Gods did real sporty stuff, like wrestle naked and play the harp.