I was wondering why tennis seems so far behind golf in the US? I really can't figure out why golf is so popular? And why do so many poeple seem to make such a big deal about it now when 10 years ago no one cared. Are golfers really athletes? Is golf even a sport? I think it's a game but not a sport, I'm sure some may dissagree but that's fine. Pro tennis players are 100 times more athletes than pro golfers.