Fear factor puts baseball above other sports

Though golf is a very tough game to play, there's no way it compares with how difficult it is to play baseball.

Originally Published: June 16, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The first day of the U.S. Open seems an appropriate time to ask a harmless question that surely has no answer but is worth debating: What game is harder to play, baseball or golf? For me -- a hopeless and biased seamhead who has covered baseball for 25 years, and, pathetically, has cut out every box score for the last 20 years -- the answer here is clear: It's baseball.

That is not to denigrate golf. It is an indescribably demanding, difficult and maddening game, one that requires remarkable ...

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