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Johnny Miller Artifacts Highlighted at World Golf Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame has acquired several key artifacts from 1998 inductee Johnny Miller related to his historic 1973 U.S. Open victory. The new collection of artifacts will be put on public display beginning Friday, April 30.
The new display will showcase various items from Miller, a 25-time PGA Tour winner and current lead golf analyst for NBC Sports, including his 1973 U.S. Open winner's medal as well as the irons, woods, driver, putter and MacGregor golf bag he used in the championship.
Miller's final-round 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open was the first 63 shot in major championship history and it remains the lowest final-round score in U.S. Open history. Further highlighting that achievement will be Miller's glove and ball, both autographed and inscribed with the event and final score. In addition, an autographed copy of the June 25, 1973 issue of Sports Illustrated trumping "Miller's Miracle" also will be displayed. Other items will include the bag tag and the license plate from the courtesy car he used during the tournament.
"Johnny Miller continues to be a great friend to the Hall of Fame and we are thrilled he has donated these important artifacts to our permanent collection," said Jack Peter, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
In addition to Miller's items, the World Golf Hall of Fame also is currently featuring the special exhibition "Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory," and an audio tour, "Voices from the Hall," with over 175 stops throughout the museum. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the museum includes a round on the 18-hole, natural-grass putting course and a film in the adjacent IMAX Theater. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.