Legendary Golf Analyst Johnny Miller To Retire
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After nearly 30 years as the lead golf analyst on NBC and the Golf Channel, Utah resident Johnny Miller is moving on. Miller has determined that his final official event will be next year’s Phoenix Open in February.
After nearly 30 years in the broadcast booth, Johnny Miller is ready to hang up his microphone following the 2019 Phoenix Open. pic.twitter.com/dLcilMxLef
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) October 15, 2018
For the last 50 years, Miller has been a major member of the golf community as a player first, who won two major championships in the 1970s, and then as an analyst for the last 29 years.
“It just seemed like a nice round number,” Miller told GolfDigest.com on Monday. “I’ve been on for 50 years with no break. I had my 24th grandchild yesterday. All my friends were retiring, and it got to the point where I was like, ‘Hey, how come I’m not retiring?’ It’s been a great run. I’ve done everything I can do announcing wise.”
Born in San Francisco, Miller attended Brigham Young University and graduated as an All-American golfer in 1969. He won two major titles, the 1973 U.S. Open and the 1976 Open Championship. He was selected as the PGA Player of the Year in 1974 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998.