Notah Begay is recovering from a heart attack

Get well soon, Notah Begay. (Getty Images)
Notah Begay is hopeful he'll return to work soon. (Getty Images)

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Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay -- a former Tiger Woods teammate at Stanford and someone who has kept the public abreast of Tiger's status amid back surgery -- had a heart attack in Dallas last week.

According to Golf Channel Begay is expected to return to work pretty soon.

"Begay, 41, has a family history of heart disease and was taken to Methodist Hospital where cardiologist Dr. Mark Jenkins inserted a stent to unblock his right coronary artery. Because the procedure was performed quickly, Begay is expected to make a full recovery. He plans to resume his NBC and Golf Channel duties within a few weeks."

Pretty scary stuff for someone so embedded in the golf community but he sounds in good spirits.

"I'm extremely grateful for the expert care I received from Dr. Jenkins and his staff," Begay 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.”

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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