Notah Begay gives commentary at US Open for Golf Channel
Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III has found a new calling as a sports commentator.

Begay, 37, is providing commentary at the U.S. Open for the Golf Channel. "It's the next best thing to being inside the ropes," the four-time PGA Tour winner told The Albuquerque Journal. "I'm cheering for friends and trying to entertain viewers."

The Golf Channel first called on Begay to provide in-studio commentary for the Masters. He did such a good job that he was asked to be on site at the US Open.

"He's really comfortable in front of the camera," producer Matt Hegerty told the paper.

Begay spent a lot of time preparing for his gig. "I did my own research. I compiled a profile on every player in the field. Stats and things that were not necessarily golf-related," he told the paper.

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