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Begay Joins NBC, Golf Channel as Reporter
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Notah Begay III is now a full-time member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports and Golf Channel.  His first assignment was as a walking course reporter at Waialae Country Club during the Sony Open.

Begay is a Navajo and the only full-blooded American Indian to play on the PGA Tour. A former teammate of Tiger Woods at Stanford, Notah won four times on the Tour until back injuries slowed his career.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to join the Golf Channel and NBC golf broadcast teams," Begay said. "The game of golf is as exciting as ever, and I look forward to utilizing my extensive experience to provide viewers with insight into the competition and its players."

Begay devotes much of his time to his NB3 Foundation that provides health and wellness education for Indian youth. He hosts the annual NB3 Challenge at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York, which attracts Woods and other top players.

Begay made his TV debut in 2010 during Golf Channel's "Live from the Masters" news coverage. He also contributed to Golf Channel's coverage at the Masters and U.S. Open the last three years.

Until now, most of Begay's work has been in the studio. As walking reporter, he will contribute to Golf Channel news programs and coverage from majors.

"Notah has a wealth of knowledge, experience and a tremendous passion for the game of golf," said Molly Solomon from the Golf Channel. "He already has demonstrated a knack for honest and candid analysis during Golf Channel's 'Live From' coverage, and our viewers can expect the same when he reports from the golf course."

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