Notah Begay III – TV analyst for The Golf Channel and NBC Sports – is recovering from a heart attack he suffered last week in Dallas.
The Golf Channel said Tuesday the 41-year-old Navaho from New Mexico is expected to make a full recovery.
Begay – who has a history of heart disease in the family – was taken to Methodist Hospital in Dallas Thursday and was treated with a stent inserted to unblock his right coronary artery.
Begay lauded Dr. Mark Jenkins and the care he received at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
“I anticipate a full recovery and feel lucky to be at home resting with my family,” Begay said in a statement. “I appreciate the outpouring of well wishes I’ve received from family, friends and fans, and I will be back covering golf once I’m fully recovered.”
Our thoughts go out to @NotahBegay3. http://t.co/TFk99RXqR9 pic.twitter.com/nH5DMB3N5V
— PGA.COM (@PGA_com) April 29, 2014
Teeing off today at #Atunyote @NotahBegay3 captain of the winning Team USA in @NB3Foundation Challenge @TurningStone pic.twitter.com/DUMVZgJb7j
— Turning Stone Golf (@TSGolf) August 28, 2013
Begay is in his second full year as a Golf analyst.
Noted for his role in the Stanford team’s winning the NCAA title in 1994, he also joined Tiger Woods as the first minorities named to the Walker Cup team in 1995. Begay won two PGA titles in 1999 and 2000, but back injuries plagued him thoughout his career.
The Golf Channel says Begay will be off the air indefinitely while he recovers.
Begay has been receiving many get well soon tweets from fellow golfers and fans.
Prayers and blessings to @NotahBegay3 – speedy recovery bro! Get well!!
— Gary Litefoot Davis (@litefoot) April 30, 2014
Thoughts and prayers go out to @NotahBegay3. Make a speedy recovery! http://t.co/e4W9rtfcNU
— Mike Fay, PGA (@mikefaygolf) April 30, 2014
So sorry to hear this news @NotahBegay3 & wish you well & a full recovery. My very best. GP
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) April 29, 2014
Get well @NotahBegay3. Hopefully see you back on the road soon.
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) April 29, 2014
Considering everything my man @NotahBegay3 has overcome and achieved in his life, bouncing back from a health scare will not be a problem.
— Todd Lewis (@ToddLewisGC) April 29, 2014
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