Analyst Begay recovering from heart attack


NBC Sports and Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay III suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas.

Begay, 41, has a family history of heart disease and was taken to Methodist Hospital where cardiologist Dr. Mark Jenkins inserted a stent to unblock his right coronary artery. Because the procedure was performed quickly, Begay is expected to make a full recovery. He plans to resume his NBC and Golf Channel duties within a few weeks.

"I'm extremely grateful for the expert care I received from Dr. Jenkins and his staff," Begay said. "I anticipate a full recovery and feel lucky to be at home resting with my family. 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.”

In 2005, Begay, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, established the Notah Begay III Foundation to help prevent type 2 diabetes in Native American children through health and wellness programs.