For a flourishing career in sports, one does not necessarily have to be a sportsperson. But yes, you have to have undying love for the game and the profound knowledge of the sport.
Those who have a flair for writing with a superior command over the language can specialize in the journalism and mass communication field. Be a sports news reporter, a sports journalist, sports writer, editor, publisher of sports magazines, newspapers, editorials etc. Combine your passion of photography and become a sports photographer, cover live games, still photography. Become a sports talent director and scout for new talents or conduct a talk show on sports etc.
Do you want to combine recreation and loads of fun with sports then get a chance to become a golf coach on luxury cruises or a golf coach at some of the resorts or clubs. Why limit your career to golf, you can teach any other sport at resorts or clubs or on cruises, provided you are a pro at it.
If teaching is a passion then you can even land yourself a job in the schools, where there is a dearth of sports instructors. Become a coach, sports instructor or an assistant coach at whatever sport you are good at. Now days, schools stress on extra-curricular activities and almost all schools have some sport or the other.
Other career options are sports psychologist, sports physiotherapist, trainer, sports nutritionist, massage therapist, consultants, and coach. Combine business skills and sports to become a sports marketing director, program director, stadium manager, team president, general manager etc.
Once you have years of experience and the required qualification, you can even aim for higher posts in the field of sports.