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Official World Golf Ranking: 1866
Born: Thu,Sep 14,1972 - Albuquerque, N.M.
Age: 51y 10m 5d, Nationality: US
Height: 5'11, Weight: 195lbs
Home: Albuquerque, N.M.
College: Stanford
Turned Pro: 1995, Joined PGA Tour: 1999
Notes: Began playing golf when he was six. Father played twilight golf with Notah tagging along. He is Half Navajo, one-quarter San Felipe and one-quarter Isleta. *Putts left or right-handed, depending upon the break of the putt. * Member of the Stanford golf team that won the 1994 NCAA Championship. Shot 62 in the second round, the lowest 18-hole score in the NCAA Championship. * Member of the 1995 Walker Cup team * Member of 2000 Presidents Cup team * Got on the PGA Tour by ...

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Notah Begay III

Began playing golf when he was six. Father played twilight golf with Notah tagging along. He is Half Navajo, one-quarter San Felipe and one-quarter Isleta.
*Putts left or right-handed, depending upon the break of the putt.
* Member of the Stanford golf team that won the 1994 NCAA Championship. Shot 62 in the second round, the lowest 18-hole score in the NCAA Championship.
* Member of the 1995 Walker Cup team
* Member of 2000 Presidents Cup team
* Got on the PGA Tour by finishing 10th on the Korn Ferry Tour money list from 1998. He became the first Korn Ferry Tour history player to shoot 59 when he fired it in the 2nd round of the Nike Dominion Open. His round included nine birdies and two eagles (one was a hole-in-one) and he shot 27 (9-under) on his second nine.
*At the 1998 Lehigh Valley Open, lost a nine-hole playoff to Eric Booker. Its the longest playoff in Nike Tour history. Was the Nike Tour player of the month in September of 1998 when he finished T-14th, and T-2nd twice. In his 12 rounds played that month, all of them were par or better.
*PGA Tour
Begay had a pair of wins in each of his first two seasons on the Tour. From late September 1999 to early July 2000, a period of just over nine months, Begay recorded four PGA Tour wins, with the third and fourth wins coming in successive weeks. Since then, he was plagued by back trouble which put his future as a professional golfer in doubt. In 2005, he played under a "Major Medical Exemption" with little success. In 2006, he played on the Nationwide Tour. At the end of 2006, he earned a European Tour card from their qualifying school. In December 2008, he regained his playing card for the 2009 PGA Tour season at Q-school.
Begay has been featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He successfully utilized a unique putting method. Using a putter with playing faces on both the front and back of the head, he putted right-to-left-breaking putts right-handed and left-to-right-breaking putts left-handed. Begay is the first top player to use such a technique and putter.
He has played in 217 PGA Tour events, making 98 cuts with 14 top-ten finishes. He won four times: the 1999 Reno-Tahoe Open, the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, the 2000 FedEx St. Jude Classic & Canon Greater Hartford Open. His PGA Tour earnings were $5,207,339.
Begay played on the PGA Tour Champions in 2022, his first event finished T-67th at the Constellation Furyk & Friends. Played the next week finishing T-56th at the SAS Championship.
2023 Notes: He played in 17 PGA Tour Champions events. He was 88th in the Schwab Rankings and 88th on the money list with $103,173. His best finish was T-26th at the Principal Charity Classic.
2024 Notes: T-27th at the Chubb Classic.
Since 2010, Begay has worked for Golf Channel and joined the NBC Sports Group in 2013

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 316, Cuts Made: 157 (50%), Top Tens: 21 (7%) , Rounds: 910, Scoring Avg: 71.78, Career Earnings: $5,699,246 - Best Finish: 1st (4 times)
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