Golf, Sport's Most Prominent Symbol Of The Patriarchy, Is Dying. We Should Dance On Its Grave.Timothy Burke4/01/16 9:25amFiled to: golfopiniontiger woodsdonald trumpjezspinjezspin 201634243EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPhoto credit: Associated PressThese are dark days for the sport of golf. Both the number of people playing the game and sales of golf-related merchandise are in freefall, while courses everywhere, even in golf-loving and retiree-packed Florida, are closing at record rates. Tiger Woods, the face of EA’s golf video game for 15 years, has fallen from cover status. With another 1,000 courses set to close over the next decade, we’re forced to ask if the decline in golf’s popularity, especially among young people, is actually a step in the right direction.