Healthy for the first time in years, Notah Begay III finally was on the winning side in his signature charity event, and it felt so very good.
''Five years! Finally! Great!'' Begay said Wednesday after teaming with Tiger Woods to shoot 9 under. ''I had to get on my partner. He was getting a little lackadaisical out there.''
Woods and Begay, longtime friends and former college roommates at Stanford, helped lead the American side to victory in the NB3 Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone Resort's Atunyote Golf Club.
The 12-player field was split into two teams, with Woods and Begay serving on a West squad that also included PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland and LPGA Tour players Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson.
Woods and Begay took on K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang in one of three stroke-play matches that were billed as an ''East Meets West'' challenge involving Asian and American players. The other pairings had Woodland and Kerr against Danny Lee and Se Ri Pak, and Fowler...