Jimmy Walker take Sony Open. (photo: PGA TOUR)

Advertising for the National Golf Expo is well underway, the PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW is only a couple weeks away, golf courses and resorts in the East are advertising for your golf dollars and Jim Renner is back where he belongs on the PGA TOUR. Yep, Golf is in the air even though it is still football season with the Patriots beating the Colts  Saturday to advance in the Play Offs.

The PGA TOUR is now into the 2014 portion of the season with Zach Johnson taking the $5.7m Hyundai Tournament of Champions played over the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii a couple weeks ago with a -19/273. That was good enough to stay ahead of young Jordan Speith who closed with -18/274. Zach took the winning check of $1,440,000 along with the 500 FedEx Points.

Young Speith may just be the breath of fresh air tournament golf has been waiting for, winning his first event as a teenager last year in the John Deere Classic. It has been over 80 years since a player so young won an event.

This past week Hawaii saw the PGA TOUR island hop from Maui to Oahu and the $5.6m  Sony Open in Hawaii. Jimmy Walker took his 2nd victory of the new 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season finishing -17/263 and a shot ahead of  Cris Kirk who made a late move finishing -16/264. Walker earned $1,008m along with 500 FedEx points.

Between them, Walker and Kirk have  3 PGA TOUR wins in this ’13-’14 season. Walker the Frys.Com and  Sony Open while Kirk owns the McGladrey Classic.

With Jimmy Walker and Cris Kirk in the top 5 of the FedEx Point standings, I do believe it is safe to say Golf is in the air.