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Notah Replaces Dottie

Not a big surprise that Notah Begay has been officially hired by Golf Channel, but I am surprised to see he's been thrown in to the difficult on-course reporter job for network broadcasts with minimal experience. 

Brian Wacker reports:

"I'm absolutely thrilled to join the Golf Channel and NBC golf broadcast teams," Begay said. "The game of golf is as exciting as ever and I look forward to utilizing my extensive experience to provide viewers with insight into the competition and its players."

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Reader Comments (47)

Bobby D, Can you read? There is word in my statement: ONLY. You evidently are a scanner. So are you saying that the ONLY reason he got the job is because of his relationship with Woods? If that was the case where are the other GC employees that got hired for that reason alone? You make yourself look ignorant when you don't think before you type Bobby.
01.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPete North
--> minority/indian background.
--> 1st team all-american at Stanford and played on a NCAA Championship winning team.
--> shot 59 on the Nike Tour.
--> four-time PGA Tour winner.
--> played extensively on the European Tour.
--> still quite young and in touch with the active and successful players on Tour now.
--> Stanford graduate, intelligent, thoughtful, reasonably well spoken.

I'm sure none of these things factored into the mix when the GC were deciding who to replace Dottie with...

Wonder who else was considered? Billy Andrade?

Tell you who they should have hired is Cuz' Lancaster!! I'd sign up and pay for the Golf Channel for that alone!!
01.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@Pete North

down boy, easy big fella....btw are you the same Peter North who stars in (ahem) films?
01.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Del-- I watched about an hour.. He was to the point, usually only a sentence or 2-- I have it dvred, and want to watch more this AM time permitting, and see the 2 grouped together who are in 1-2.

Notah sounded---professional, and not slow and over deliberate. His rhythem will never be Dottie-like, but neither is Judy R's and IMO she's the best of the best.

I think ( only my opinion based on , uhh, nothing in particular) Begay got sgned on as he had already been vetted, and was liked by prouction and players, as well as the suits. Worst case scenario- he doesn't work out, and is replaced.

The TW deal may have gotten Notah in he door, but he has earned his place there on his own merit, and he was VERY honest, if not slightly slow and deliberate, on MD, in stating the need to criticize his friends as nccessary.

Sorry for sticking keys and poor typing resulting -- my fault yes, but I cannot seem to get coopration from this doggon thing.


hint: the T is for , what else? --TEXAS!
01.11.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Roll Tide ;)

PS...I watched some and agree with your assessment. Thought he did great for first time and will only improve from here.
01.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Bobby, thanks for blowing my cover(NPI), everyone has to make a living.
01.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPete North
This is how guys like Dave Feherty and Gary McCord started, so why not Notah Begay? It seems like the easiest way to learn broadcasting, and the best use of a former pro player.

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