Notah Begay III

Notah Begay III

Notah Ryan Begay III
(September 14, 1972 - Present)
-Native American professional golfer.
-1/2 Navajo, 1/4 San Felipe, & 1/4 Isleta.
-The only full-blood Native American golfer on the PGA Tour.
-1 amateur win. 6 professional wins. 4 PGA Tour wins. 2 U.S. national team appearances.
-Born & raised in Albuquerque, NM.
-Graduated high school from Albuquerque Academy in 1990.
-Bachelor of science degree in Economics in 1995 from Stanford University.
-3 time All-American & a teammate of Tiger Woods at Stanford University.
-Member of Stanford's 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship team.
-Turned professional in 1995.
-Shot a 59 in the 2nd round of the Nike Tour Dominion Open in 1998, to join the few golfers to ever shoot a 59 in a professional tournament.
-Placed 10th on the Nike Tour money list in 1998, earning a place on the PGA Tour for 1999.
-Established the non-profit Notah Begay III Foundation in 2005. The immediate goal of the foundation was to provide health & wellness education to Native American youth in the form of soccer & golf programs.
-Named one of Golf Magazine’s Innovators of the Year in 2009.
-Named one of the Top 100 Sports Educators in the world by the Institute for International Sport.
-Featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
-Owns a golf course development company, NB3 Consulting, & works with Native American communities to develop world-class golf properties.
-Currently an analyst with the Golf Channel.