Professional golfer Johnny Miller, who won a record eight tournaments and GBP151,000 Sterling (about 347,0000 Dollars) last year, had a fine start in 1975 competitions by winning the first professional tournament with a second-best course record of 260....24 strokes under par.
GV Miller driving
GV Jerry Heard driving off
SV Miller putting
SV Miller being interviewed
GV PAN Miller drives
GV ZOOM OUT TO LV Miller on side of water
GV Miller playing stroke beside water
GV Crowd applauds
GV Miller taking putt
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 4: MILLER: "Well, I mean it's sort of a joke in a way. It got to be almost embarrassing for a while there because everything was going so much my way and the other guys were struggling and having their problems and I had so many things going for me I felt I deserved a little bit of bad luck or a few bad shots. But, in turn, I was setting new goals for myself as I passed goals up. The final goal I was trying to get was in the two-fifties...I shot two hundred and sixty strokes and I was trying to get two-fifty-nine or two-fifty-eight. I'd never done that before. I think they said it was the lowest total since Frank Souchak shot it over in a little course in Texas, and it's the most strokes anybody won a tournament by. So in that way it was rewarding for me to have won by so many strokes and to win in front of a lot of people who were pulling for me."
DENNIS SWANSON: "Miller put together rounds of sixty-seven, sixty-one, sixty-eight and sixty-four to win with the lowest score on the P.G.A. tour in twenty years. The rest of the field played for second place."
"Jerry Heard won that honour with a score of two-seventy-four, good enough to win many tournaments."
"Miller was so far ahead he had to manufacture goals for himself to keep things interesting."
SWANSON: "Miller won the first three tournaments of 1974 and says there's no reason why he can't do that again. This is Dennis Swanson reporting."
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This film is serviced with an English commentary by TVN newsman Dennis Swanson. It also includes comments by Miller under views of last hole being played.
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Background: Professional golfer Johnny Miller, who won a record eight tournaments and GBP151,000 Sterling (about 347,0000 Dollars) last year, had a fine start in 1975 competitions by winning the first professional tournament with a second-best course record of 260....24 strokes under par.
The tournament was the Phoenix Open and Miller beat Californian golfer Jerry Heard by 14 strokesover the four rounds to take the GBP13,000 Sterling (30,000 Dollar) first prize.
Miller's total was the lowest 72-hole total on the American circuit for 20 years.