Let's call it what it is, "Johnny Miller's Unforgettable 63". Why is it unforgettable—because he never lets you forget.
Johnny mentioned his 63 every chance he had when he was in the commentary booth. Just like we bring up our bogey save to break 100 that one time. But what we never really got from Johnny were all the details at the same time. So here they are.
He came from six strokes back!
You don't come from six strokes back, playing one of the toughest courses in the US, with mediocre golf:
- he only missed two fairways
- he hit 18 out of 18 greens
- he had 29 putts
- he birdied the first four holes
- birdied 5 of 7 holes in the middle... 9, 11, 12, 13, 15
- Nine approach shots came to rest within 15 feet of the pin
- three of those were with 4 irons
What the hell is a four iron? Is it like a nine wood?
We also can't forget that this was not the John Deere Classic, this was the US Open at one of the toughest golf courses in the US.
- Oakmont Country Club: course rating, 76.9
- Only 23 players have finished the tournament under par...ever
- they've hosted 10 US Opens
- Also, it was the freaking final round!
- Hello pressure, is that you?
Let's not forget that he also lipped out for birdie on 18.
And just like that, you now know the story behind why Johnny Miller always talks about his 63, 'cause it was awesome. Also here is an hour and 22 minutes of his final round.