SEPTEMBER 14, 1972


The only full-blooded Native American to have been on the PGA TOUR, Notah was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.  At Stanford University, he earned a degree in Economics, won All-American Honors three times, and led the golf team to a National Championship in 1994.  He won 4 PGA TOUR tournaments, is only the 3rd player in pro golf history to shoot 59 in an event, and teamed with buddy Tiger Woods in the 2000 President’s Cup.  In 2005, he founded The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) to fight obesity and diabetes in the Native youth.  Named one of the Top 100 Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport, in 2012 he received the Charlie Bartlett Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for his work through NB3.  In 2012, Begay and NB3 were honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with the Steve Patterson Award for excellence in Sports Philanthropy.  A golf commentator for NBC Sports and Golf Channel, he founded and heads KivaSun Foods.

Source:  “Notah Begay III (Navajo/San Felipe/Isleta Pueblos), Founder and Board Member,” NB3 Foundation.  Retrieved 7/13/2019,
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