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February 7, 1987
Was there a reporter or a headline writer that did not report the winner of the AT&T National Pro Am, Johnny Miller, as "it's Miller time again"? STANLEY FRAZER Studio City
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June 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Johnny Miller, the 1973 U.S. Open champion, failed to make this year's field when he shot a 146 Tuesday in 36-hole sectional qualifying. Miller, whose final-round 63 at Oakmont brought him from behind to win in 1973, shot 71 and 75 in rounds at Old Oaks Country Club and Century Country Club and missed the cut by two strokes. Miller joined 1960 Open champion Arnold Palmer among the former winners who did not make this year's Open. Palmer failed to qualify at Orlando, Fla., on Monday.
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June 12, 2007 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
He wasn't sure what to expect when he stood on the driving range at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 1973, before the final round of the U.S. Open. But Johnny Miller was dead certain about one thing. He was shaky. Maybe it was because of the 76 he shot in the third round that dropped him six shots behind the 54-hole leaders -- Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Jerry Heard and John Schlee.
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May 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Johnny Miller stood on the 17th tee and took a practice swing. When he hit the golf ball, there was an uncharacteristic clang, and it rolled forward no more than 20 feet. It's not often the former champion of the U.S. and British opens tees off with a shovel. Miller was in central England to begin work on a golf course he has designed and which is scheduled for completion in two years. Now 40, Miller is devoting more time to course design.
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February 22, 1986 | DAN HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Riviera Country Club is one of Johnny Miller's favorite golf courses. But for a while during the second round of the Los Angeles Open Friday, he was ready to give it to the birds--or the mudhens, or maybe even some nearby construction worker. There was a time during the round when Miller was challenging for the lead, but he had a bad run in the middle of his 18 and finished with a 73, two over par. At 142, he is six shots off the lead but not out of contention, by any means.
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January 11, 1990 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bryant Gumbel, an avid golfer, has agreed to serve as the main host for 12 of the 19 golf tournaments NBC will televise this year. The new assignment is expected to have little effect on his role as the host of the "Today" show. Over a six-month period, he may miss only four days. NBC has named golfer Johnny Miller as its top analyst. He and Gumbel will work from the tower at the 18th hole. Gumbel and Miller replace Vin Scully and Lee Trevino, NBC's main golf team since 1983.
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June 12, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Has it really been 30 years since Johnny Miller set the U.S. Open on its ear with an earth-shattering final round of 63 that scorched Oakmont Country Club and changed forever the landscape of major championship golf? Or does it seem more as if it happened only yesterday? "Geez, 1973," Miller said. "No, it seems like it's been a pretty long time."
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February 19, 1989 | BOB WOLF
When Vince Lombardi created a football dynasty with the Green Bay Packers, he was said to espouse the philosophy, "Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." There was a time golfer Johnny Miller practiced what Lombardi preached, but not anymore. Having done about all there is to do in 20 years on the PGA Tour, Miller figures the time has come to have some fun. This is not to say that Miller's new attitude at the age of 41 has reduced his golf game to rubble.
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June 21, 2003
Know why Vijay Singh shot 78 on the last day of the U.S. Open? Because three weeks ago he made some nasty comments that really ticked God off, and this week She got back at him. David J. Riley Laguna Woods Did any of you turn on NBC Sunday at 10:30 a.m.? If you thought you might glimpse some of the pros with early starting times, besides Tiger Woods, guess again. We got 1 1/2 hours of hype by Johnny Miller, who stated, "If Furyk and Leaney shoot 76s and Tiger shoots low, maybe a 59, we've got a game."
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June 8, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
With about five minutes to go in the Ducks' Stanley Cup-clinching victory Wednesday night, two fans in front of the NBC studio set at Honda Center held up a large hand-made sign with a circle and a slash across pictures of Don Cherry and Brett Hull. And Hull's mouth had "Duck" tape across it. One of the fans, Biff Malibu, on Thursday e-mailed a picture of the sign with this comment: "Mr. Hull, I know Johnny Miller, and you're no Johnny Miller, sir."
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May 29, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
Johnny Miller won the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont in Pennsylvania and the 1976 British Open at Royal Birkdale, so he knows something about major championships. He won eight tournaments in 1974 and 25 in his PGA Tour career -- more than Gary Player, Ray Floyd, Hale Irwin, Greg Norman, Tom Kite, Davis Love III or Nick Price-- so he knows something about winning. Miller, 58, has been NBC's lead analyst for its golf coverage for 14 years so he knows something about spoken words.
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June 21, 2003
Know why Vijay Singh shot 78 on the last day of the U.S. Open? Because three weeks ago he made some nasty comments that really ticked God off, and this week She got back at him. David J. Riley Laguna Woods Did any of you turn on NBC Sunday at 10:30 a.m.? If you thought you might glimpse some of the pros with early starting times, besides Tiger Woods, guess again. We got 1 1/2 hours of hype by Johnny Miller, who stated, "If Furyk and Leaney shoot 76s and Tiger shoots low, maybe a 59, we've got a game."
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June 12, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Has it really been 30 years since Johnny Miller set the U.S. Open on its ear with an earth-shattering final round of 63 that scorched Oakmont Country Club and changed forever the landscape of major championship golf? Or does it seem more as if it happened only yesterday? "Geez, 1973," Miller said. "No, it seems like it's been a pretty long time."
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September 29, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So just who is to blame for that impromptu Ryder Cup celebration by the U.S. players Sunday that made the European team hotter than afternoon tea? Is it Justin Leonard, who made the crucial putt? Is it Ben Crenshaw, who was the captain of the player who made the crucial putt? Is it the U.S. fans, who were heckling everybody who wasn't wearing the same colorful shirt as the captain and the player who made the crucial putt? Nice guesses, all, but let's go for something different. Former U.S.
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April 8, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Golf isn't fair, beginning with the fact that you're outnumbered, 18-1 . . . holes to player. The golf ball might be small, but it's round, which means it has the ability to roll. Many times it does not move in the proper direction. Then there is the golf swing. It is also trouble, mainly because it can't remember what it looked like the time before. Even if you're a pro, you try to ignore all the problems and put it all together and win a tournament. This is harder than titanium.
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January 13, 1990
Words cannot express the dismay caused by NBC's appointment of Bryant Gumbel as its new golf host. I predict that what took Arnold Palmer years to build into a premier sport will take this dandy six months to relegate to a position below mud-wrestling. First, my sympathies to Johnny Miller, who will serve His Majesty as golf analyst. Johnny's fate has been sealed by NBC Sports' comment that: "He is absolutely independent. He's honest and contemporary and fully willing to speak his mind."
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February 12, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Miller, television commentator, commercial pitchman, father, grandfather and semi-retired golfer, still has no explanation for the wild ride he took six days ago. His best shot: "Why did this happen to me?" Miller, 46, winless since 1987 and playing a tournament schedule best described as a stirring combination of infrequency and unproductivity, stepped out of the TV booth last weekend and won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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June 3, 1997 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Miller stepped off yardage. He cleaned mud off the clubs and held the flagstick. He read the lines on putts and drove the golf cart. He looked calm on the outside, but the inside of Miller's stomach must have felt like he had just swallowed a handful of tees. "Brutal," he said. "Just brutal." There's nothing quite like a 50-year-old former U.S. Open champion caddying for his 19-year-old son, who bogeys the last two holes and misses qualifying for the U.S.
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February 12, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Miller, television commentator, commercial pitchman, father, grandfather and semi-retired golfer, still has no explanation for the wild ride he took six days ago. His best shot: "Why did this happen to me?" Miller, 46, winless since 1987 and playing a tournament schedule best described as a stirring combination of infrequency and unproductivity, stepped out of the TV booth last weekend and won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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