It's anything but golfing weather in the upper Midwest these days, but it's business as usual for the PGA Tour in the early days of 2014.

The tour is already up to its third event of the new year this week as the players move to the desert of Southern California for the Humana Challenge.

LAHAINA, HI - JANUARY 06: Zach Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 6, 2014 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The first two PGA events of 2014 were in Hawaii, where Zach Johnson pulled off the win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, followed by Jimmy Walker's victory at the Sony Open in Honolulu.  Both Walker and Johnson already have two wins since the very abbreviated off season break.

Sioux Falls golf expert Joel Harrington of 4 Deep Golf Blog on what's been going on since we last left professional golf before the holidays:

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 16: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee-shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Cub on January 16, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Two of the biggest names in golf have been pretty quiet on the course so far this season, but away from golf the paths of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have been much different.

While Tiger has been out of the news most of the last several months, McIlroy, who was supposedly split from longtime girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, after reports that she was distracting him from golf, is now not only back together with the pro tennis player, they got engaged New Year's Eve:

While golf locally patiently wait for better weather before they get back outside to swing the clubs, Harrington says there is a local facility that is giving golfers a chance to play on a regular basis this winter: