Johnny Miller apologizes to Rocco Mediate

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 23rd, 2008
Categories: Golf MediaPGA TourTiger Woods

I knew what Johnny Miller meant during the U.S. Open when he said Rocco Mediate “looks like the guy who cleans Tiger’s swimming pool,” and “guys with the name ‘Rocco’ don’t get on the trophy” during the U.S. Open. He was actually pointing out how incredible a feat it was for Rocco and didn’t mean any harm. Rocco didn’t mind the comments and Johnny wasn’t trying to be a jerk, but he apologized anyway.

Let us not castrate the last golf announcer who has golf balls

I’ve met Johnny Miller a few times. He wasn’t rude to me but wasn’t overly sociable either. I’m sort of on the fence as far as to whether I like him or not. The one thing I’m sure I like about Johnny is the fact that he doesn’t sugar coat his comments during golf broadcasts. He’s the only golf announcer on the planet who who can call out a player, even Tiger, when he deserves it.

One response to “Johnny Miller apologizes to Rocco Mediate”

  1. Predator_Intelligence says:

    There is no doubt that Miller is on of the best golf announcers. As you indicate he is not afraid to call out a golfer when necessary.

    Additionally and more importantly to me he provides a lot of insight into the game. For example when a golfer is making a practice swing he can tell and will inform the audience that it appears the golfer is practicing a cut swing, etc.

    He provides great general analysis and then also goes into a lot of technical detail as it relates to the swing, shot making, strategy, etc.

    Overall he is a pleasure to watch and listen to.