Johnny Laurence Miller was born on born April 29, 1947 in San Francisco, California. There is no any information about his parents, siblings as well as early childhood details. He attended the Abraham Lincoln High School and graduated in the 1965. After school he studied at the Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He began playing golf in school time. When he was sixteen Johnny became a member of a Junior Golf Section and joined the Olympic Club.

In the same year he won his junior title in San Francisco, California. In the 1964 Johnny won the U.S. Junior Amateur. During his first year in the University Johnny qualified for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, it was the year 1966. He was very smart and successful student, and finished in a tie for eighth place, he also earned an invitation to continue his education for Master degree. He graduated in the 1969 with a degree in physical education.

In the 1968 Johnny won the California State Amateur Championship. After College he joined to the PGA TOUR, where he won the first tour event in the 1971 being 24 years old. In the 1973 Johnny won a major title at the 1973 U.S. Open which was at Oakmont, Pensylvania. He showed very good results and left behind another player John Schlee. An the 1976 Open Championship he won again.

The next year was very successful for him, Johnny got eight victories and amassed a record $353 thousand dollars. After two wins on big events he lost his form and actually wanted to leave professional golf in the 1977. He decided to continue his career and for three years he didn’t win anything until 1980, when he got a win on the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic. In the 1994, being in the age of 46 he got his breakthrough win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Johnny was honored by the induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. To the end of his professional career, he got twenty five PGA Tour wins and about 105 Top Ten finishes.

At the end of 90s, Johnny focused his work as a lead golf analyst for sports channels. Currently Johnny works as a main sport analyst in the gold sphere. He joined NBC Sport channel in the 1990 and working with the experience of twenty six years on television. Famous golfer Tiger Woods asked Johnny Miller to be his coach, but he declined the offer from Tiger because of his work on television and family reasons.

Johnny is married to Linda Miller. Along with his wife Johnny has six children. His son Andy Miller is a professional golfer too. Currently he resides in Napa, California as well as in Utah State. He is a very religious man and is the member of The Mormon Church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His net worth is approximately $20 million dollars.

Last Modified: May 29, 2020

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