Q. You've been doing a lot of physical therapy and working in the gym, haven't you?
NOTAH BEGAY III: Yeah, since the injury occurred just after The Presidents Cup in 2000, and at that point I was right around 30th in the world, and was really on the up swing. And it just really knocked the legs out from under me, and it was the L4, L5 disk, and that whole next year I tried to play and couldn't play. And I finally took 6, 8 months off. And the start of 2002, the beginning of 2002 is what I would term the rehabilitation process. I started really being aggressive with my training, and I could work out and stretch. My game's just been very cyclical ever since then. And since that point I've dropped about 25 pounds and my trainer, his name is Chris Frankel, he's from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has just been extremely dedicated in doing research and putting together a comprehensive program that addresses my back's specific needs. And his implementation of that program is probably one of the primary reasons I'm playing so well right now. And I'm just looking for better things in the weeks to follow.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Take us through the round real quick with the birdies. First one at 1.
NOTAH BEGAY III: Driver, 8-iron to about ten feet, right-to-left, made the putt, right-handed.
6, I hit a sand wedge to about three feet.
13, I hit it pin-high in two, chipped it about four feet and made the putt.
15, I hit a 5-iron in there to about four inches.
Q. Were you in danger of making bogey today?
NOTAH BEGAY III: Yeah, actually I was supposed to make a bogey on 18, and the shortest hole in the course I almost made a bogey. I had to make a 6-footer for par.
JOE CHEMYCZ: Thank you. Play well the rest of this week.
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