Maybe I am missing the intended sarcasm?
The point of sports is they teach cooperation - not just at a team level but at the individual level of having mind and body work together. In my experience, golf teaches this very well. Unfortunately, we have become so obsessed with outcomes in our society we have completely lost appreciation for the process. Whether you are talking standardized testing, investments, or the way youth sports are structured and taught today, we have no interest in the struggle, only the result. Golf may in fact be the last remaining activity where how you do something is as important as the outcome, but we even see this withering (best example is the ballooning pace of play; attention toward our fellow golfers is being replaced by self-centeredness). As we continue to march down this hyperbolic results-only path, is it any wonder that teamwork - in the workplace, in government, even on the highway - has disappeared?