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Summarized by Eileen Bell

Miller brothers follow father's footsteps to BYU
Houston TX Chronicle pg3 14May00 S2
By Tim Korte

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Three sons of golf great Johnny Miller are playing together on the BYU golf team.

24 year old Scott Miller is junior at BYU, after serving an LDS mission. 22 year old Andy Miller is a senior, and BYU's top ranked golfer. 20 year old Todd Miller is a sophomore at the "Y". The Athletics department at the university thinks this could be the first time three brothers have played on a college level team together.

Scott Miller says, "It's great to be able to play together as brothers. It's a rare opportunity for any kid to compete in college with his brothers, and to be on a pretty good team is even better."

The boys grew up on golf courses. Todd Miller says "We got to fish on the par-3 course at Augusta and the TPC course at Sawgrass, the 17th hole. You know, the famous island green."

BYU golf coach coach Bruce Brockbank is pleased with the trio. "Andy and Todd are creative. They're best at working it one way or another, draw or fade. Scott is more aggressive. He hits it real hard and straight, a lot like Johnny in his prime. You can tell they're Millers."

Their former BYU golfer dad is happy with their choice to play at the BYU. "I wanted them to go to BYU, definitely, but it was their choice. To have them come here is a real treat, and to have them on the same team is a real treat."

As for their playing... "Andy seems to have picked up my backswing, Todd has a little of my shoulder turn and Scott's drives have a real heavy long flight. They each have different strengths."

When it comes to what counts, Brother Millers says, "What I'm most proud of is they're good kids. They all like golf enough to follow in my footsteps. I didn't drive them away by being too tough on them."

Scott Miller says their dad has been the most influential person in the brothers' lives. "His example has been incredible, the way he treats his family and the way he's always been to be around. He always has put his family above everything else."


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