September 8, 2009

From The Mouths of Babes

My wife and I spent yesterday afternoon watching Deutshe Bank Championship's final round.

After an hour or so, she asked me: "Who is that guy who says something negative after every shot?"

Me: "That’s Johnny Miller."

Wife: "Was he any good when he played?"

Me: "Yes, he won a few majors in his day."

Wife: "He sure sounds bitter now."

Me: "That’s because he can’t putt any more."

Wife: "Well, I like that British guy..."

Me: "Faldo?"

Wife: "Yeah, him. I like Faldo better. He makes me laugh. Miller just sounds mean."

That's hard to argue with, and love or hate Johnny Miller, that's straight out of the mouth of a casual golf fan.


  1. Come to think of it, if any of those guys in the booth could still putt they probably wouldn't be in the booth.

  2. One of the worst things that could happen occurred in 1994 when Miller won the Pebble after 7 years without a win. He was 47, and, with his ego, he probably thought he was still among the premier players in the world. I guarantee he thought he could chew Tiger up in 1996 when he turned pro.

    Miller surprises me in that, as a Mormon, I thought he espoused modesty and humility. Obviously, he does not.

  3. I think you have to show your wife some photos of Johnny Miller in the 70s with his Saturday Night Fever golf outfits. It might help her to put the whole Miller-Mess in perspective.

    I'm a closet Johnny Miller fan, BTW.

  4. I really enjoy watching golf with my wife. In discussing who certain players are...or why they do this or that or why they wear that ridonkulous belt buckle it makes me think about things that I wouldn't have normally and ask myself new questions.

    It's easy to get caught up (whether you're a man or a woman) in your own point of view and think you know everything when blogger and she keeps me grounded in that regard.


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