If you like me, you probably didn't even notice it. But it happened last weekend: the start to the 2014-15 PGA Tour season.

NAPA, CA - OCTOBER 12: Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea hugs his caddy on the 18th green after winning the Frys.com Open at Silverado Resort and Spa on October 12, 2014 in Napa, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Like we saw at the beginning of last season, when little known players like Jimmy Walker were winning with some regularity, a guy who didn't even finish in the Top Ten in a single tournament last year, Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea, won the season opening event at the Frys.com open in Northern California.

In this installment of 'Off The Tee', I asked Joel Harrington of 4 Deep Golf blog about the new season, and some of the top story lines after the first weekend of play:

AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Jamie Donaldson walks on to the green as Keegan Bradley concedes, and Europe retain the Ryder Cup during the Singles Matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

One story in the golf world that won't go away is the latest U.S. meltdown in the Ryder Cup, and the ensuing criticism of team captain Tom Watson.

Things have gotten so bad for team USA that the PGA of America has now stepped in and created an 11-member task force that will look at how players and captains are selected and the approach to the competition itself, when it resumes in 2016 in the Twin Cities.

I asked Joel whether he thinks this is a drastic step or a necessary endeavor:

Back home, we've entered our final stretch of golfing in the Upper Midwest before the weather drives us inside for a few months.

Joel says there are some real pluses to fall golf in this part of the world: