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 briliant 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 of 1980. Miller relished a brilliant season in 1981. He was the winner of 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. 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 in YouTube, providing some golf tips.
Miller is sometimes confused as actor; Jonny Miller. Miller is a married man. He married his girlfriend and now the couple share 6 children. Relation between them 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 stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and his weight before his retirement was 98 kg. 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'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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