Ok, maybe not just golf, but that one does take a lot of time to play. This study looked at all sports, and specifically, guys who are spending 6 hours or more playing sports per week.
The results of the study, cutting straight to the chase, determined that peer pressure of teammates/other players combined with increased levels of testosterone do seem to increase the likelihood that someone will cheat on their partner. After asking 1,750 men about their habits, it turns out that 17% of the guys having an affair used Golf as their cover-story. Rugby was used as a cover for 21%. Football? 19%. Although “football” might actually be soccer, since the study was conducted in the U.K. Tennis? 11%.
The study isn’t trying to say that people who play sports are more likely to cheat (although playing sports does increase testosterone levels), but that people who play sports and cheat are more likely to cover up their cheating by saying they were playing sports. Make sense?