Jason Sobel is a golf columnist and blogger for ESPN.com. He grew up in Islip, N.Y., attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and wrote for newspapers including Newsday and The Boston Globe. He was also a member of the Brandeis golf team during his junior year -- not for his on-course skills but because he owned a car and didn't mind driving teammates to practice.
Sobel, who joined ESPN in 1997, earned four Sports Emmy awards as a member of ESPN's Studio Production department. He was ESPN.com's golf editor from July 2004 until becoming a columnist/blogger in April 2008.