John L. Miller Athlete Profile

John L. Miller

John L. Miller
Height: 6-1 Roster Years: 1964-1968 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Hall of Fame: 1978

1978 Hall of Fame Inductee

Johnny Miller’s first national recognition came when he won the 1964 USGA Junior Championship. As a member of the Cougar golf team from 1965­-1969, Johnny was the first BYU golfer named to the All-American first team.

During his collegiate career, he played in the U.S. Open twice, taking low amateur honors in 1966. He also played in the 1967 Master’s Tournament, where he finished seventh among the 13 amateurs. Johnny’s playing helped the Cougars take two WAC championships, in 1966 and 1968, and in 1968 he was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award for his contribution to amateur athletics in Utah.

Johnny entered the professional ranks in 1969, and in 1973 he shot an impressive eight-under-par 63 on the final day of the U.S. Open to take the tournament. In 1974 he won eight major titles and was named PGA Player of the Year.

During his professional career, Johnny earned many tour victories. While continuing his career as a golf analyst, he devotes as much time as possible to his family. He and his wife Linda have five children ­ three sons and two daughters.

Personal

  • Physical education major
  • Married to Linda and has three sons and two daughters

Career Highlights

  • Was the first BYU golfer named ot the All-American first team
  • Played in the U.S. Open twice during his collegiate career, taking low amateur honors in 1966
  • Played in the 1967 Master's Tournament, where he finished seventh among the 13 amateurs
  • Helped lead the Cougars to two WAC Championships
  • Was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award in 1968

Before BYU

  • 1964 USGA Junior Champion
  • Medalist at British University Sports Federation Championship in Portrush, Ireland

After BYU

  • Became a professional golfer in 1969
  • Continued his career as a golf analyst

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Shot an impressive eight-under-par 63 on the final day of the U.S. Open to take the tournament in 1973.
  • Won eight major titles in 1974 and was named PGA Player of the Year
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1978

1965-1966 | Sophomore Year

  • Low amateur, U.S. Open
  • Finished fourth in the WAC
  • Named Honorable Mention All-America
  • Led BYU to a WAC Championship

1966-1967 | Junior Year

  • Played in the 1967 Master’s Tournament, where he finished seventh among the 13 amateurs.

1967-1968 | Senior Year

  • Was the first BYU golfer named to the All-American first team.
  • Led his team to a WAC Championship
  • Was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award for his contribution to amateur athletics in Utah