15 May '13, 4pm

Johnny Miller remembers the day he shot 63 to win the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont

Johnny Miller remembers the day he shot 63 to win the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont

AP Miller says that playing with Arnold Palmer for the first two rounds help pave the way for his magical Sunday. There were some omens that week—some mystical stuff happening. Before a practice round, I found a letter in my locker, but with no name or return address. It said, “You’re gonna win the U.S. Open.” Then later a woman came up to me and said, “I predict things, and I’m never wrong. You’re gonna win the U.S. Open.” I said, “Well, thanks,” but it was in one ear and out the other. I’m paired with Arnold Palmer for the first two rounds. Playing with Mr. Pennsylvania at Oakmont in 1973 was an honor but also a challenge. Talk about chaos. If he made a 15-footer, the gallery didn’t stick around to watch my 10-footer. And he was in the hunt, so his Army was going crazy. Playing with Palmer there was harder than playing with Tiger today, but it prepared me for the pressur...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/johnny-miller-remembers...

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