Begay set to return at NCAAs after heart attack


After nearly a month on the sidelines recovering from a heart attack, Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay III announced Wednesday that he will return to calling golf action at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships next week.

Begay suffered a heart attack on April 24, caused by what doctors at Methodist Hospital in Dallas called a 100 percent blockage of his right coronary artery. He has since had a stent inserted and expects to make a full recovery. Begay will re-join the broadcast team as both an on-course reporter and analyst for Golf Central's news coverage from Hutchinson, Kan.

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"I'm feeling great and completely ready to get back to Golf Channel and NBC to do what I love best," Begay said in a statement. "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."

The men's tournament is hosted this year by Wichita State University and will be played at Prairie Dunes Golf Club. Golf Channel will broadcast the event live May 26-28, when both an individual stroke-play champion and a team match-play champion will be crowned.