Christmas shopping for tour golf


A rush to finish Christmas shopping this week . . .

For Tiger Woods, a compass . . . to find his way back.

For PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, a year’s supply of Tylenol . . . should Tiger’s exile linger longer than expected.

For Phil Mickelson, many glimpses of his wife, Amy, and mother, Mary, in the galleries watching him in 2010 . . . as confirmation of their continued recovery from breast cancer.

For Rickie Fowler, an early PGA Tour victory next year . . . to give the Tour a jolt of excitement over the possibilities in a young American phenom.

For Rory McIlroy, a major championship triumph . . . to give the game a jolt of excitement over the possibilities in a young international star.

For Ryo Ishikawa, a PGA Tour title . . . to give golf a trio of youthful stars to energize the game.

For Michelle Wie, strong ankles . . . to lift and carry the LPGA to new heights.

For first-year LPGA commissioner Michael Whan, a Wie winning streak . . . to help rebuild the women’s game.

For Paula Creamer, good health . . . to get her back in her winning ways and in a riveting rivalry with Wie.

For Lorena Ochoa, success in her new marriage . . . to help her realize all her dreams.

For Ernie Els, a Masters victory . . . to give us another magical green jacket moment.

For Sergio Garcia, a British Open title . . . because the game's much more interesting with Garcia in full swagger.

For Steve Stricker, a U.S. Open title . . . Because no championship rewards perseverance more and he deserves the ultimate reward.

For Judy Rankin, Morgan Pressel and Cristie Kerr, hugs . . . as thanks for their devotion in the fight against breast cancer.