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I had forgotten what a great player he was.

I saw a Shell WWoG yesterday and he was playing Hal Sutton

Sutton was hitting an 8 iron and NB was hitting wedge. He was LONG!

The only thing I remember about him, beside now commentating, was that he putted from either side depending on the break.

Wiki says he has a heart attack but cant you play after that?

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He hurt his back while working out with the basketball team at University of New Mexico. He thought he had to get stronger and leaner to compete and it ended his career.

 

Wonder where he got that idea...

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I like Notah the broadcaster.

 

As a player, he got more out of a terrible swing than anyone should have. I guess that is what being talented can do. I saw him close up back when he played on the Canadian Tour and I couldn't believe anyone could shoot those numbers with that swing. I think the bad back was waiting to happen regardless of the training accident.

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He is completely annoying as a broadcaster. Especially if Tiger is playing. He like to let you know he is Tiger's friend every other sentence.

Well, you don't have to worry about Tiger playing.

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He is completely annoying as a broadcaster. Especially if Tiger is playing. He like to let you know he is Tiger's friend every other sentence.

 

That's pretty much BS even when Tiger does play. Occasionally in the studio it comes up, but not all that much.

 

Rosaforte acts more like Tiger's buddy. Notah is a close friend and pretty guarded about what he says.

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Is his "terrible" swing just not pretty enough for you guys? Must have been damn efficient to win four times in a short span of time.

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Is his "terrible" swing just not pretty enough for you guys? Must have been damn efficient to win four times in a short span of time.

 

Yeah, I agree. Also he was a three-time All American at Stanford. I'd like to have "terrible swing" like that too :)

 

He's become one of my favorite golf broadcasters. Just seems like a very knowledgeable and down to earth guy.

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I had forgotten what a great player he was.

I saw a Shell WWoG yesterday and he was playing Hal Sutton

Sutton was hitting an 8 iron and NB was hitting wedge. He was LONG!

The only thing I remember about him, beside now commentating, was that he putted from either side depending on the break.

Wiki says he has a heart attack but cant you play after that?

 

Or Sutton was 42 and Begay was 27...

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Everyone complains about robot swings and golfers all looking alike.

When someone different comes along you pick him apart and criticize his differences.

His swing may have been hard on his body but it worked for him.

 

I like his commentating a lot more than that doofus McCord.

Every comment doesn't need to be a joke or snide comment.

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NBIII seems insightful and approachable. I do not know him personally, but I feel like he would be a good friend and fun to be around. As an announcer, he gives valuable insight from players because I think they feel comfortable around him.

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Is his "terrible" swing just not pretty enough for you guys? Must have been damn efficient to win four times in a short span of time.

 

Yes it was a terrible swing because of several death moves. He made it work and won a few b events then fell off a cliff way before he was hurt

B events? Death moves? Are you Jim McLean? How is it possibly a death move if you can win four times on the best tour on Earth?

Has anyone ever considered that swings like Begay and Simpson look like they do perhaps because of physical build and/or limitations? Limb length, flexibility and strength all have a lot to do with how a swing "looks". To look different is not a death move.

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