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
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."