Notah Begay has been speaking to Tiger Woods quite often over the last week or so, and those conversations eventually led to the postponement of the Notah Begay Foundation Challange. There was no way Woods was going to be ready to tee up in the Turning Stone charity event on July 5th. But according to Begay, Tiger's injuries may not be cleared up in time for the British Open either, which is slated for Royal St George's Golf Club from July 14 to 17.
"I really think that's up in the air based on my our discussion this morning," explains Begay, "The game of golf is very fickle, and if you're wearing a protective boot for a couple weeks, you know, it's gonna take dang near two weeks just to get your touch back and your mobility back. The British Open is pretty close to being right around the corner so, I think if things worked out perfectly for him he would be able to play that event."
Tiger Woods has already announced he'll miss the AT&T National next week outside Philadelphia, tweeting it was "Doctor's orders,". The last time we saw Woods play was May 12. He was forced to quit after nine holes in the first round of the Players Championship. He's been dealing with injuries to both his knee and achilles.
"I was a little concerned about a week ago when he still had his boot on," says Begay, "but as soon as that boot comes off I know he's gonna get back to practicing so my biggest thing was just to be supportive and to encourage him to regain his health, because it's good for golf and he's good for golf. I think there's a lot of people out there who want to see him bounce back. He's got a little bit of a tougher road to climb now but I think the most imperative thing throughout this whole situation is that he gets help from his friends and that's really what I try to do."
Begay has not announced a new date for his Foundation Challenge, but says he is waiting for Woods to fully heal so that he can take part in it.
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