Johnny Miller Biography

( 1947 - )
February 3, 2019
First published on:July 21, 2015
by Jack Ol

Facts of Johnny Miller

Date of Birth: 1947, April 29
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Name Johnny Miller
Famous Name Johnny Miller
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place San Francisco, California
Net Worth $20 million
Weight in KG 98 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Linda Miller
Children 6
Divorce N/A

Miller was born on April 29, 1947, in San Francisco, California. He was raised in the same city. In 1963, Miller was invited to join the Olympic Club as a Junior Golf Section Member. At the age of 16, Miller won the San Francisco city junior title. A year later he also won the U.S. Junior Amateur title.

Miller graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1965. After graduation, he was enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Miller joined the PGA Tour in 1969 when he was just 22 years old. He won his first tour event in 1971. Initially, Miller accomplished top 10 finishes in 1971 and 1972. Finally, a major trophy for Miller came in 1973 when he won the U.S. Open by beating Schlee by a single stroke.

Because of his brilliant performances, he was named PGA Player of the Year in 1974. In 1975, Miller won the Phoenix Open by 14 strokes. Miller was also the winner of Tucson Open and the 1976 Open Championship. Miller suffered a dip in form after his Open Championship win in 1976. The period from 1977 to 1979 was kind of a dark period for Miller. He marked his first win in 4 years in the year 1980. Miller relished a brilliant season in 1981.

He was the winner of the Million Dollar Challenge in Sun City. That victory made Miller leading worldwide money-winner of 1981. Miller also got a chance to compete in Ryder's cup in that year. Miller retired from professional golf in 1981. In his 16 years long professional career, Miller grabbed 25 PGA Tour wins and 105 top 10 finishes. However, Miller never had a top 3 finish in the PGA Championship in his entire career.

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Miller was eligible for the Senior PGA Tour in 1997, however, the golfer decided not to take part in the tour. Miller also worked as a commentator after finishing his career. Currently, he works as a golf analyst for NBC Sports. There are also some videos of Miller on YouTube, providing some golf tips.

Throughout his career, Miller has won U.S. Open (1973), The Open Championship (1976), PGA Player of the Year (1974) and PGA Tour leading money winner (1974). Miller was named in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998.

Miller is a married man. He married his girlfriend Linda Miller and now the couple share 6 children. They have 4 sons named Andy, Todd, Scott, John Jr. and 2 daughters named Kelly and Casie. Moreover, the family also consists of 24 grandchildren.

The couple has a very good relationship and is believed to be strong and hence there is almost no probability of them getting divorced in the near future. Miller currently lives in California with his wife and children.

Miller is sometimes confused as an actor; Jonny Miller.

Miller stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and his weight before his retirement was 98 kg. Miller's net worth as of 2015 is about $20 million. Miller currently has a contract with NBC Sports running till 2017. His current salary amount is unknown.

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