Jason Sobel joined GolfChannel.com as a senior writer in May 2011. He previously spent seven years on the professional golf beat for ESPN.com, first as an editor, later as a columnist and blogger. Prior, he worked for ESPN’s Studio Production team.
A graduate of Brandeis University, Sobel has been recognized by the Golf Writers Association of America with five awards, including a first place in the Special Projects category in 2009. He also owns four Sports Emmy awards for his work in television.
Another day, another solid putting performance for Adam Scott. J.B. Holmes has played the Blue Monster better than anyone, but that doesn't mean he likes the new Doral - not at all. Rory McIlroy has learned how to take the bad with the good, which he saw both at Doral, and manage expectations. In his first competitive round with a non-anchored putter in more than two years, Adam Scott shot a 2-under 70 at Doral. Making his season debut this week, Adam Scott will have new caddie Mike Kerr walking alongside him during the WGC-Cadillac Championship. That familiar face who held the job for more than three years? Don’t expect a comeback anytime soon. A new putter, a new caddie and a new baby. It's been quite the offseason for Adam Scott, but he's ready to start his year at Doral. Jordan Spieth reached Riviera’s 18th hole Sunday afternoon at 6-under for the tournament, the same score which got three players into a playoff. Sometimes a player can lose a playoff, sometimes the other guy wins. In his third start after an extended leave of absence, Dustin Johnson extended the Northern Trust Open to a third playoff hole before losing to James Hahn. James Hahn was born in South Korea, but should he make this year’s Presidents Cup in that country, he wouldn’t be playing for the home team.