ILLUSTRATED JUNE 25, 1973
In just his fifth
year as a pro, Johnny Miller came out of nowhere to win the U.S. Open. SI
writer Dan Jenkins recounted Miller's 63 on Sunday at Oakmont, which remains
the lowest final round in the tournament's history.
IT WAS one of
those days that will be remembered in golf until some vague time in the future
when even-birdie barely makes the cut and the Open is played on Venus. For the
sake of posterity let us examine Miller's round blow by blow. It was simply
exquisite golf, nothing less. No shots bouncing off hot-dog sheds or tree
trunks or sailing out of bunkers into the cups. Just golf, the way it ought to
be played by one of the true stylists on the tour, a dashing young man of 26
with a fine big swing and easy tempo.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK
INSET PHOTOS: John W. McDonough (Pierce, Bryant); Robert Beck (Mediate)
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