I've heard a lot of "experts" saying Tom Watson's contention in the British Open this past weekend shows that golf isn't really a sport. I think this really devalues the efforts of the 8 time Majors winner. Watson played magnificent golf for 71 holes at Turnberry but yaked a short putt for the win and then just fell apart in the playoff to hand the Claret Jug to Stewart Cink. Watson is almost 60 and would have been the oldest majors winner by almost a decade. Watson used his course knowledge to almost win at the seaside links. One of the things about links golf you don't have to hit it long to win. In fact it is better to land the ball in front of the green and run it up. On 18 in regulation Watson may have actually hit it too far onto the green and it ran off the back setting up his bogey on the 72nd hole.
Those who say that golf isn't a sport either haven't played or are just stupid. The most popular athlete in the world--Tiger Woods--is a golfer. Nuff said!