Golf News for Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Media

Notah Begay to return to Golf Channel broadcast team for NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships following recent heart attack

After a month’s absence while recovering from a recent heart attack, Notah Begay will rejoin Golf Channel’s broadcast team next week, serving as an on-course reporter for Golf Channel’s coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships (Monday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 28). Begay, a Stanford University golf alum, also will serve as an analyst for Golf Central’s news coverage surrounding the tournament. His first order of business will be to join his fellow analysts on a Golf Channel media conference call today at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the NCAA Championships.

“I’m feeling great and completely ready to get back to Golf Channel and NBC to do what I love best,” he said. “The whole experience was a bit surreal, but it’s given me a new perspective on my health and I feel even more motivated to use my foundation to help educate kids about their own health and make a positive difference in their lives.”

Begay suffered his heart attack on April 24, caused by what doctors at Methodist Hospital in Dallas diagnosed as a 100 percent blockage of his right coronary artery. A stent was inserted to unblock the artery and, at the time, his prognosis for a full recovery was very good. Begay has a history of heart disease in his family, and says he’s looking forward to expanding his NB3 Foundation’s mission to address health and wellness issues among Native American youth, as well as working more closely with the American Heart Association.

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