Top 38 Quotes by Johnny Miller

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An American former professional golfer, Johnny Miller, was born on April 29, 1947, and was one of the world’s talented players during the mid-1970s. He was the first player in a major championship to shoot 63 and win the 1973 U.S. open. After that, he was ranked in the world’s 2nd position on Mark McCormack’s world golf rankings in the years 1974 and 1975.

Moreover, he won 25 PGA Tour events, where two of them are major. He has also entered into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998 and was the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports. There are lots of facts that should be known about this great golfer, but you all should be aware of the following quotes by Johnny Miller.

Johnny Miller quote on hard work
Johnny Miller quote on hard work

“Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good.”― Johnny Miller

“I always felt that I would rather be out fishing or home with my family than at some cocktail party with a group of VIPs.”― Johnny Miller

“I don’t want to brag, but I do more homework on the course than any other announcer. I chart the greens to get all the breaks. I walk down into the greenside bunkers. I walk into the fairway bunkers to see whether a player can reach the green from them.”― Johnny Miller

“Only one golfer in a thousand grips the club lightly enough.”― Johnny Miller

“In golf, ‘close’ is like the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon.”― Johnny Miller

“I was always known as the ‘Desert Fox.’”― Johnny Miller

“If I had been in the gallery, I’d have gone home.”― Johnny Miller

“Nobody ever heard Jack Nicklaus say ‘I don’t know’ about anything.”― Johnny Miller

“Match play really exposes your character and how much of a will to win you have in your heart.”― Johnny Miller

“Look, I’m not trying to be critical when I’m on the air.”― Johnny Miller

“The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport.”― Johnny Miller

12th of 38 Johnny Miller Quotes

“For me, ‘choking’ is just another term in golf.”― Johnny Miller    

“Most announcers play pattycake, pattycake with the players they’re covering.”― Johnny Miller

“If you don’t like my announcing, you don’t like me.”― Johnny Miller

“There are plenty of guys who played great golf, had great careers and only won a few majors.”― Johnny Miller

“All my friends were retiring, and it got to the point where I was like, ‘Hey, how come I’m not retiring?’”― Johnny Miller

“It’s been a great run. I’ve done everything I can do announcing wise.”― Johnny Miller

“I’ve had two lives. The golfing part… the younger generation sort of heard about me but maybe didn’t realize I wasn’t too bad at times. Then the announcing part.”― Johnny Miller

“My dad always groomed me to win the U.S. Open.”― Johnny Miller

Dedication of Johnny Miller towards golf
Dedication of Johnny Miller towards golf

“Everybody has some part of their game that is easily influenced to choke.”― Johnny Miller

“I usually listen to my gut, so to speak, and my wife.”― Johnny Miller

“I try to really say what I think is happening, and I’m pretty forthright. I obviously hold back some things. But pretty much, what I see and feel, I say on the air.”― Johnny Miller

“I’ve always felt how players handle the pressure was the most interesting part of golf.”― Johnny Miller

“NBC sort of let me do my thing. They never told me what to say and what not to say. It was pretty weird.”― Johnny Miller

25th of 38 Johnny Miller Quotes

“I was tough on myself when I didn’t finish off a tournament right.”― Johnny Miller   

“When I was at my peak, I would go into streaks where I felt like it was almost magic, that I could knock down the pin from anywhere with my irons.”― Johnny Miller

“I remember, when I won at Tucson by nine shots in 1975, I would say the average iron shot I hit that week was no more than two feet off line. It was unbelievable.”― Johnny Miller

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“I never really wanted to be No. 1 and a big shot, have people playing up to me all the time. I wasn’t comfortable with any of it.”― Johnny Miller

“Guys who chum it up are just OK. Guys who are great players are loners.”― Johnny Miller

“You can be a guy who won 18 majors, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be a great Ryder Cupper. That’s the rarest golf there is.”― Johnny Miller

“The hardest weeks for me are when I get to a course that I’ve never been to before or one that has been through a redesign.”― Johnny Miller

“I do like to point out the trick putts, the ones that look like they go one way but actually go another. I think the audience likes to know when a putt looks like it’s two inches outside left, but it’s actually two inches outside right.”― Johnny Miller

“People need to know that when I was interviewed when I played, I would really pat myself on the back when I did well and tell you how good I was playing, but I’d also tell you when I choked or I was playing terrible. I told it like it was.”― Johnny Miller

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“Golf is the greatest sport of all to see if you can handle pressure.”― Johnny Miller

“I grew up in an era where the perfect drive was a line drive, with quite a bit more spin.”― Johnny Miller

“When people pick the best drivers of all time, nobody ever picks Lee Trevino. But when he played, like at Tanglewood at the ’74 PGA, he missed one fairway in 72 holes.”― Johnny Miller

“Tiger’s swing when he won the Masters by 12 shots – I loved that swing.”― Johnny Miller

“I’ve played with amateurs for a million years, and they just don’t hit many flush shots.”― Johnny Miller

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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