01 Feb '18, 5pm

Statistics Show Golf Is More Dangerous Than Rugby And Boxing

Statistics Show Golf Is More Dangerous Than Rugby And Boxing When the question is asked ‘What’s the most dangerous sport?’, golf doesn’t usually come to mind. Golf is considered a low-risk injury sport that is enjoyed by an estimated 60 million people worldwide. Related: Golf voted most boring sport to watch However statistics from Golfsupport.com show that injuries in golf are not as rare as first thought. Also the severity of the injury is often underestimated as well. The majority of these injuries occur in the lower back which account for 15% to 34% of all golf injuries, followed by injuries to the elbow (7%-27%), shoulder (4%-19%) and wrist (10%). Louis Oosthuizen receives treatment after hitting a tree root during the 2017 PGA Championship As well as injuries to the body, each year an estimated 40,000 golfers seek emergency treatment due to head injuries caused by er...

Full article: http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/news/golf-is-more-dangerous...

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