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September 26, 2023

Confirmed: Golf More Difficult Than CPA Exam

Lots of accountants like golf. Well, sorta. Judging by some of the behavior I've witnessed, the opposite seems true.  

Whenever I see a club slammed into the ground and then flying into the trees, I think, "Why is this otherwise mild-mannered person flipping the fuck out?"

Golf makes people crazy. It is known.

Anyway, if you're an accountant and embarrassed by your game, not to worry, we have it on good authority that it's much harder than what you do for a living:

[Amy] Anderson now enjoys the rare distinction of being both an LPGA pro and a certified public accountant.

After posting a 2-under-par 70 Thursday at the JTBC Founders Cup, Anderson confirmed she passed the final stage of a CPA exam last week. She graduated from North Dakota State as an accounting major.

Anderson, 22, said preparing for a CPA exam is less daunting than preparing to play a professional golf tournament.

“Golf is always more difficult,” she said. “I think studying is actually pretty easy, compared to golf, because the harder you work at it, the smarter you get.  Golf doesn't always work that way. So, honestly, I thought that studying was a good reprieve from golf. It was almost relaxing.”

To review: Next time you think your job is hard, grab your clubs and try shooting a 70. You'll be back at your desk in no time.

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