Notah Begay | Biography

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  • Full Name Notah Begay III
  • Occupation Sports Ananlyst, Former Professional Golfer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New Mexico, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 14, 1972
  • Age 49 Years, 2 Months
Analyst at Golf Channel, NBC

Notah Begay | Biography

During his high school years, Notah Begay III was the No. 2 golfer in the nation

In 2010, Begay made his Golf Channel debut and joined NBC Sports Group full-time in 2013. Eventually, he began working as an on-course reporter for Golf Channel, and NBC Sports' PGA Tour live tournament coverage.

Notah Ryan Begay III is an analyst at Golf Channel and NBC.

Who is Notah Begay III?

Notah Begay III is a Native American professional golfer. He was born on 14 September 1972 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is half Navajo and half Pueblo. Begay's love for golf began at the young age of six. 

He is the third generation in his family to be named Notah Begay. 

During high school, Notah III played different sports. He led his basketball team to back-to-back state championships in New Mexico. Likewise, he was the number 2 golfer in the nation. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University. 

Notah Begay I defended the country during World War I, and Notah Begay II also fought for his country. 


Notah Begay III began his career in golf professionally from High School itself. During his high school years, he was the No. 2 golfer in the nation. Begay won tournaments in 1991, 1992, 1994, and 1995. Begay was a member of the National Championship Team in 1994 and the third team All- American in 1992. In 1994, he was the first team All- American. 

In 1999, Begay won two tournaments on the US tour as a rookie. During the tournament, he drained a 22-foot birdie putt to beat Mark Calcavecchia on the final hole.

Eventually, he turned professional and collected six victories. Some of his victories include four on the PGA Tour, where he earned a top-20 world ranking. He also became one of the few golfers to shoot 59 in the second round of the Nike Tour Dominion Open in 1998. Additionally, he was also a member of a U.S. Walker Cup team and a US Presidents Cup team, including former Stanford standout Tiger Woods.

In 2009, Begay was named one of Golf Magazine's Innovators of the Year. The Institute for International Sports named him one of the Top 100 Sports Educators in the world. 

In 2010, Begay made his Golf Channel debut and joined NBC Sports Group full-time in 2013. Eventually, he began working as an on-course reporter for Golf Channel, and NBC Sports' PGA Tour live tournament coverage. He also works as an analyst for Golf Central Live From programming airing on-site from the game's biggest events. Begay often works as an analyst on Golf Channel's Golf Central and is a contributor to Golf Channel's coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships. 

Drunken-driving Conviction

Notah Begay III has been registered twice for a drunken-driving conviction. The first conviction was in Arizona. Due to his first conviction, he was locked up in jail for a week, which made him miss the Florida circuit in March. 

The second conviction was when he came out from an Albuquerque saloon and got in his car, which made him lurch into an expensive Jaguar in a car-park fender-bender. When the police arrived, Begay was registered for a blood/alcohol content of 0.21, which was twice the legal limit. 


Despite many rumors, Begay is not gay. He is married to Apryl. The couple tied the knot in 2017. Begay wished his wife during her 40th birthday on Twitter. 

The family lives in his hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a modest adobe-style house at the foot of the Sandia Mountains. They two make appearances and are often seen enjoying the basketball game at his old high school. 

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