Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Notah Begay Prepares Himself for Second Act.(Final)(Editorial)


Notah Begay's achievements go beyond the four PGA tour victories in 1999 and 2000 that put him squarely among the very best golfers in the world.

He's also one of the sport's best ambassadors -- a champion who speaks to the value of education and pledges to do what he can to expand opportunities, in particular, for younger generations of Native Americans.

This past week's profile by the Journal's Mark Smith reveals a Begay who has struggled with both physical and emotional adversity, but who seems ready to bounce back.

With his golf career at a crossroads -- his status on the tour highly dependent on how well he competes in his next several tournaments -- Begay can count on the support of his many hometown fans. …

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