Jason Sobel is leaving ESPN.com to join the Golf Channel and the NBC Sports Group as a senior writer for GolfChannel.com.

His duties will include increasing fan interaction through live blogging and chats, writing columns, news stories and long-form features and regularly make appearances on Golf Channel’s news and talk shows.

“Jason is a very well known and respected golf journalist who is very in tune with the game,” said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations. “His strong opinions and perspective have attracted a loyal following who will continue to enjoy his contributions on GolfChannel.com.

Sobel spent 14 years at ESPN and won four Sports Emmy Awards as a member of the network’s studio production team.