Golf Channel's Notah Begay Recovering After Heart Attack, Anticipates Full Recovery
Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay III will be off the air indefinitely after suffering a heart attack last Thursday. Begay, who has a family history of heart disease, was taken to Methodist Hospital in Dallas and had a stent inserted to unblock his right coronary artery. Begay in a statement 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" (Golf Channel). Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman said of Begay, "He gives support to so many different people. It’s only right that we show a huge outpouring of support for him because he warrants that. He’s just such a warm guy." Golf Channel’s Damon Hack said, “He is a great man and an asset here to us at Golf Channel. We hope he gets well soon." Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders added, "You never know if anything like this is going to happen. It just reminds you how precious life is but thankfully, he is surrounded by those that he loves and they got to him quickly and saved his life" ("Morning Drive," Golf Channel, 4/29).