Seems to me "game" is used to describe golf by Pros & commentators.ladyvader said:Poker is a game. Not a sport. There is a difference.
People are always talking about their short game, long game the game of golf etc etc.
There are alot sports that have elements that are not as athletic but still have degree of sport, Synchronized swimming does require swimming, ice dancing does require ice skating etc.
If they play golf in the Olympics let them do it like american miler Steve Scott:
Steve Scott is also regarded as the founder of speed golfSpeed golf
Speed Golf is a sport started in California in 1979 by American runner Steve Scott and which involves completing a golf course in the lowest combination of strokes and time....
in 1979; on December 2, 1982, Scott set a record for the fastest round of golf played on a regulation course, completing 18 holes in 29 minutes, 33.05 seconds at Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, Calif. Using only two clubs and running from hole to hole, he posted a respectable score of 92.