I’ve watched golf LIVE.(Not by my own choice….dragged by my father, sometime in the early 1980’s, to a tournament while I was visiting him.)
Being outside with the (very small) crowd, up close, smelling the cut grass, feeling the breeze, etc, makes it a little more bearable to a non-fan, at first, than a TV broadcast…..
But you soon start to factor in being on your feet all afternoon in the hot sun, walking what starts to feel like long distances, following only one player, being absolutely quiet….. and no bathroom breaks, or snacks.
At least, even in someone else’s house, you can walk away from the TV.