JOHNNY MILLER

JASON DAY

Lydia Ko

LEXI THOMPSON

BILLY HORSCHEL

CHARLES HOWELL III

NATALIE GULBIS

PETER JACOBSEN

JOHNNY MILLER

MARK O'MEARA

ANNIKA SÖRENSTAM

JAMIE SADLOWSKI

BRYAN BROTHERS

PATRICK CANTLAY

MARK PFEIL

Born in San Francisco, Johnny Miller took up golf at the age of five. He received playing privileges at the Olympic Club and in 1964 won the U.S. Junior Amateur. As a 19-year-old amateur, he qualified for the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic and finished eighth. After attending Brigham Young University, where he made First Team All-American in 1967, Johnny turned professional in 1969 and nearly won the 1971 Masters.

Between 1974 and 1975, Johnny won 12 tournaments, including the triumphant 1973 U.S. Open victory at Oakmont, where he made a comeback from six behind and closed with a record-setting 63 in the final round. Following Oakmont, he finished in a tie for second in the Open Championship at Royal Troon, three strokes behind winner Tom Weiskopf. This was the first of five consecutive top-10 finishes for him at the Open. By the end of 1974, he was the leading money winner on the PGA TOUR, unseating Jack Nicklaus. Just two years later, Johnny would win his second and final major in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

In 21 years, Johnny had 25 victories on the PGA TOUR and was inducted into the PGA TOUR Hall of Fame. After retiring, he began his career in broadcasting, where he received eight Emmy® Award nominations for his insightful “tell-it-like-it-is” commentary. He founded Johnny Miller Design and most recently formed the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Association, which opens the door for hundreds of young people who normally would not have the opportunity to learn the game of golf. In his free time, Johnny enjoys fishing, ranching, church and spending time with his family.

FAST FACTS

BIRTHDATE
APRIL 29, 1947
HOMETOWN
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
RESIDENCE
UTAH
EDUCATION
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
LEXUS PARTNERSHIP
2008–PRESENT

 

PGA TOUR VICTORIES

1971 SOUTHERN OPEN
1972 SEA PINES HERITAGE CLASSIC
1973 U.S. OPEN
1974 BING CROSBY NATIONAL PRO-AM
1974 PHOENIX OPEN
1974 DEAN MARTIN TUCSON OPEN
1974 SEA PINES HERITAGE CLASSIC
1974 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
1974 WESTCHESTER CLASSIC
1974 WORLD OPEN
1974 KAISER INTERNATIONAL OPEN INVITATIONAL
1975 PHOENIX OPEN
1975 DEAN MARTIN TUCSON OPEN
1975 BOB HOPE DESERT CLASSIC
1975 KAISER INTERNATIONAL OPEN CLASSIC
1976 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1976 NBC TUCSON OPEN
1976 BOB HOPE DESERT CLASSIC
1980 JACKIE GLEASON INVERARRY CLASSIC
1981 JOE GARAGIOLA TUCSON OPEN
1981 GLEN CAMPBELL LOS ANGELES OPEN
1982 WICKES–ANDY WILLIAMS SAN DIEGO OPEN
1983 HONDA INVERRARY CLASSIC
1987 AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM
1994 AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM

 

OTHER VICTORIES

1964 USGA JUNIORS
1973 TROPHÉE LANCÔME WORLD CUP (TEAM TITLE WITH JACK NICKLAUS, AND LOW INDIVIDUAL SCORER)
1974 DUNLOP PHOENIX (JAPAN GOLF TOUR)
1975 WORLD CUP (TEAM TITLE WITH LOU GRAHAM, AND LOW INDIVIDUAL SCORER)
1979 TROPHÉE LANCÔME
1981 MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE (SOUTH AFRICA–UNOFFICIAL EVENT)
1983 CHRYSLER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

NATIONAL TEAMS

1973 WORLD CUP
1975 RYDER CUP
1975 WORLD CUP
1980 WORLD CUP
1981 RYDER CUP
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