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https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2019/01/29/johnny-miller-king-of-the-desert-waste-management-phoenix-open.html<br />
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full disclosure: I am a huge Johnny Miller fan. He was my idol as a competitive junior golfer.<br />
Followed him around at Canadian Open's as a kid at Glen Abbey GC in Oakville, ON. Still have some pics
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13920WRX Points: 1,488Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,920 Titanium Tees
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    In his prime the GREATEST iron player that ever lived. Pretty good with the woods as well. If he had Jacks self confidence on the greens and ability to focus for 20 years instead of 5, he would be the undisputed greatest. If's and but's.....<br />
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    Thanks Johnny.
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    Callaway Apex 23*
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    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13952WRX Points: 2,760Handicap: 3.1Posts: 13,952 Titanium Tees
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    There is a couple of Johnny Miller bunkers as well ... that I know of anyways<br />
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    One at Carnoustie where he failed to get out of a fairway bunker on 18 with a 6 iron<br />
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    There is also a great story with a fairway bunker on a par 5 at Muirfield Village. 7th IIRC? Nicklaus couldn't believe Miller hit the green with a 3 wood and promptly made it much deeper before the following year's tournament
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    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Kiyoshi Prp 65.05
    Ping G400 5w 16.9* Matrix Masters 7Q3 x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Kuro Kage 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd-64 s400
    Titleist Scotty X7M

  • vernonvernon Rock Chalk! Members  1306WRX Points: 209Posts: 1,306 Platinum Tees
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    I'm gonna miss him. I'll be 66 in March so I followed him pretty closely during his prime and have really enjoyed him in his role as an announcer.<br />
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    Of course, I'm the guy that likes the guys that everybody else hates: Nantz, McCord, Feherty, et al. <br />
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    I also hate to see the guys that were childhood heroes get old.<br />
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    Can be a little depressing but that's life.<br />
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    I hope that the rest of his is rich and fulfilling.
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  • GautamaGautama Members  823WRX Points: 208Handicap: 9Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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    Golf announcers are so love em or hate em for some reason and I know he has his share from the latter, but I was a fan and always enjoyed his directness and player's insight. I'll definitely miss him (but won't miss all the threads and posts about how much people don't like him, lol).
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    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • mupepperboymupepperboy Members  117WRX Points: 43Posts: 117 Fairways
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    Tough shoes to fill in the booth. Hope the finale is a worthy end!
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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3540WRX Points: 404Posts: 3,540 Titanium Tees
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    He said what he thought. Which is rare in these snowflake PC days. Ditto the comments on being a great iron player.
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  • gatorpedsMDgatorpedsMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX  4564WRX Points: 799Handicap: 1.5Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
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    not that much of a fan as an announcer, BUT MAN did he have some unbelievable game....
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2091WRX Points: 307Handicap: 17Posts: 2,091 ClubWRX
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    elwhippy nailed it. Too bad the pros are such cry babies as I really enjoyed his insight, and he knew what he was talking about. I am very sore at how the media treated him because of his not pc views, go Johnny!
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3466WRX Points: 496Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,466 ClubWRX
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    Best golf announcer ever.
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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members  1492WRX Points: 750Posts: 1,492 Platinum Tees
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    Dudes interview on GC a minute ago **** near had me shed a tear watching him shed a tear.
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  • NevinWNevinW Southside, West VirginiaClubWRX  1215WRX Points: 226Handicap: 4Posts: 1,215 ClubWRX
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    Best iron player I've ever seen. I watched him in Las Vegas shoot a 64 that should have been about 57. Every shot just went right at the pin. I can remember that round even though it happened over 40 years ago.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13952WRX Points: 2,760Handicap: 3.1Posts: 13,952 Titanium Tees
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    I can still remember him striping an old persimmon driver and then a 2 iron into a long par 4 at Glen Abbey. Made the 12 footer for bird. Was great to follow him for 18. He strolled around like he had zero interest and still managed to shoot 67. I know he wished he'd won the Canadian Open. Cook beat him in a monster playoff (6 holes IIRC) in 1983. I was 15.5, Johnny was past his prime
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    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Kiyoshi Prp 65.05
    Ping G400 5w 16.9* Matrix Masters 7Q3 x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Kuro Kage 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd-64 s400
    Titleist Scotty X7M

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65.06 
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Kiyoshi Prp 65.05
    Ping G400 5w 16.9* Matrix Masters 7Q3 x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Kuro Kage 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd-64 s400
    Titleist Scotty X7M

  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members  3808WRX Points: 215Posts: 3,808 Titanium Tees
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    dlygrisse wrote:
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    In his prime the GREATEST iron player that ever lived. Pretty good with the woods as well. If he had Jacks self confidence on the greens and ability to focus for 20 years instead of 5, he would be the undisputed greatest. If's and but's.....<br />
    <br />
    Thanks Johnny.<br />
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    I love Johnny ! Met him at Bethpage Black US OPEN, had lunch with him... and he is the nicest guy on the planet. Haters should meet him before hatin'. As far as if's and but's...if my Aunt had nuts, she'd be my Uncle ! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  29239WRX Points: 6,070Posts: 29,239 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    dlygrisse wrote:
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    In his prime the GREATEST iron player that ever lived. Pretty good with the woods as well. If he had Jacks self confidence on the greens and ability to focus for 20 years instead of 5, he would be the undisputed greatest. If's and but's.....<br />
    <br />
    Thanks Johnny.<br />
    <br />
    I love Johnny ! Met him at Bethpage Black US OPEN, had lunch with him... and he is the nicest guy on the planet. Haters should meet him before hatin'. As far as if's and but's...if my Aunt had nuts, she'd be my Uncle ! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' /><br />
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    Whatja eat?<br />
    <br />
    Johnny strikes me as a chicken salad on white toast, fries, and coke guy.<br />
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    And what did you talk about?<br />
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    Cmon, sheldon ; )
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1837WRX Points: 994Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    I'm a pro Johnny guy. Will miss his commentary. Many moons ago I was working bagroom in CA desert and he walks around the corner (during the Hope) and just hung out with us scrubs for like 10 min shooting the breeze. Seemed like cool dude.
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  • ChristosteroneChristosterone Reverse C ClubWRX  1682WRX Points: 1,240Handicap: +54Posts: 1,682 ClubWRX
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    My avatar speaks for itself...<br />
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    Wow what a swing he had....absolutely went for it every time...<br />
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    -Chris
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    At first I was not a fan. It was so out of left field for golf commentary. The more I heard and the more the players hated what he said the more I liked him. <br />
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  • McCann1McCann1 Tour Player Members  1740WRX Points: 168Posts: 1,740 Platinum Tees
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    Why is he retiring tomorrow and not on Sunday? Going to miss him announcing on Sundays
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  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members  3808WRX Points: 215Posts: 3,808 Titanium Tees
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    bscinstnct wrote:
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    <br />
    dlygrisse wrote:
    <br />
    In his prime the GREATEST iron player that ever lived. Pretty good with the woods as well. If he had Jacks self confidence on the greens and ability to focus for 20 years instead of 5, he would be the undisputed greatest. If's and but's.....<br />
    <br />
    Thanks Johnny.<br />
    <br />
    I love Johnny ! Met him at Bethpage Black US OPEN, had lunch with him... and he is the nicest guy on the planet. Haters should meet him before hatin'. As far as if's and but's...if my Aunt had nuts, she'd be my Uncle ! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' /><br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Whatja eat?<br />
    <br />
    Johnny strikes me as a chicken salad on white toast, fries, and coke guy.<br />
    <br />
    And what did you talk about?<br />
    <br />
    Cmon, sheldon ; )<br />
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    In a hospitality tent...the usual...cocktail shrimp, roast beef, caesar salads, chocolate-chip cookies, ice-cream...the works. I had a grey goose and tonic...Johnny had a diet coke. We talked about his family...24-count 'em-grand kids !!!...the guy has TWENTY-FOUR grandkids. We also talked a lot about golf technology...comparing iPhone GPS apps...and he had a cool app he showed me called "Breakmeter" which helps ya read greens. Overall great guy. Seriously, Bscinstnct, All the Johnny Miller Haters should really meet him. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />
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  • naval2006naval2006 ArgentinaMembers  1025WRX Points: 130Handicap: 7Posts: 1,025 Platinum Tees
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    JM is the real deal. When I was a kid my buddy and I always wanted to be Johnny MIller, not Nicklaus. He had the swing and the style. And true, he always says what first comes up to his mind, which is priceless on tv these days. Diehard fan of JM. The best for him in retirement.
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13920WRX Points: 1,488Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,920 Titanium Tees
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    naval2006 wrote:
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    JM is the real deal. When I was a kid my buddy and I always wanted to be Johnny MIller, not Nicklaus. He had the swing and the style. And true, he always says what first comes up to his mind, which is priceless on tv these days. Diehard fan of JM. The best for him in retirement.<br />
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    For all you young bucks out there, who think JM is and old crusty mean jerk, keep in mind when he was in his prime as a player, he was the young, cool, hip guy that was challenging Jack, Arnie, Lee, and Billy. Johnny was the man, he wore the coolest clothes, had the best hair, he was kind of the Rickie Fowler of the day, except that he actually won a lot. <br />
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    anyway, carry on.
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    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
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    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Hoofer
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
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    He could have won more, but he loved his family more than golf, and look at his family!! He said building the log cabin with his family destroyed his golf, because it developed the wrong muscles. I wish the **** media had left him alone and let him make more comments with his brilliant insight, of which the rest were so **** jealous of. There's a training video he did with Nicklaus and the other greats, pretty cool.
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    Ping Glide 50* AW
    Mizuno SW 56*
    Toulon Columbus/ Futura X 5 R/ Spyder Pro Mid( Depends on speed of the greens)
    Truvis/B RX
    Garmin S20
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7154WRX Points: 1,377Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,154 Titanium Tees
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    McCann1 wrote:
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    Why is he retiring tomorrow and not on Sunday? Going to miss him announcing on Sundays<br />
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    This.<br />
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    Anybody catch why he's finishing on a 3rd round and not on Sunday ?<br />
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    What ? He wanted to make sure he caught all of the Super Bowl ?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29868WRX Points: 2,853Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,868 Titanium Tees
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    dlygrisse wrote:
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    In his prime the GREATEST iron player that ever lived. Pretty good with the woods as well. If he had Jacks self confidence on the greens and ability to focus for 20 years instead of 5, he would be the undisputed greatest. If's and but's.....<br />
    <br />
    Thanks Johnny.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I think me and you were charter members of the "Johnny Miller is a great announcer" club on WRX. <br />
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    I've defended him since my first day here. I really like listening to him and it's too bad he's retiring, though he's earned it and best of luck to him.<br />
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    May he enjoy his retirement, hitting 3-metals off the tee whenever he's playing a hog's back 4-par
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  • agolf1agolf1 Members  2001WRX Points: 1,149Posts: 2,001 Platinum Tees
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    I'm mixed about him. In general, I don't mind the directness and saying things others wouldn't say.<br />
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    However, his career is not that good to speak down upon everyone that isn't Tiger. <br />
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    Maybe it's not intentional (or maybe it is and was done as a "business decision"), but it comes across that way.<br />
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    And yes, he was great for a while but in the grand scheme of things his record blends in with many.
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  • forgedforeverforgedforever Members  1752WRX Points: 124Posts: 1,752 Platinum Tees
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    nsxguy wrote:
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    McCann1 wrote:
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    Why is he retiring tomorrow and not on Sunday? Going to miss him announcing on Sundays<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    This.<br />
    <br />
    Anybody catch why he's finishing on a 3rd round and not on Sunday ?<br />
    <br />
    What ? He wanted to make sure he caught all of the Super Bowl ?<br />
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    <br />
    I read something somewhere that he wanted Sunday to be about the tournament winner and not himself.
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    Great player during a time for sure, but no love for him in the booth. z
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  • ShilgyShilgy PhoenixMembers  12621WRX Points: 1,624Handicap: 3.8Posts: 12,621 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    nsxguy wrote:
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    McCann1 wrote:
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    Why is he retiring tomorrow and not on Sunday? Going to miss him announcing on Sundays<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    This.<br />
    <br />
    Anybody catch why he's finishing on a 3rd round and not on Sunday ?<br />
    <br />
    What ? He wanted to make sure he caught all of the Super Bowl ?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I read something somewhere that he wanted Sunday to be about the tournament winner and not himself.<br />
    Exactly this. It sounds like much of the broadcast tomorrow will be about Johnny and not the tourney.
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