Tuesday, August 04, 2009

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Notah Begay III has withdrawn from this week's Legends Reno-Tahoe Open to await the birth of his second child.

Begay says his wife is now a week past due, and he'll remain at home with her until the baby arrives.

Four other golfers - Roland Thatcher, Ben Crane, Stephen Leaney and John Merrick - also withdrew Monday.

They were replaced by Olin Browne, Mark Hensby, Dan Forsman, Craig Barlow and Brent Geiberger.

The tournament begins Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club on the edge of the Sierra Nevada southwest of Reno.

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