USGA names Johnny Miller the 2023 Bob Jones Award recipient

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Johnny Miller (Photo: USGA)

Johnny Miller (Photo: USGA)

The United States Golf Association (USGA) selected Johnny Miller, player, broadcaster and golf course designer, as the recipient of the Bob Jones Award, which recognizes character, respect and a commitment to sportsmanship in the game of golf.

“Johnny’s contributions to our game are significant, and honoring him with the Bob Jones Award reflects everything he means to the game and everything the game means to him,” Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA, said.

The USGA has presented the award — named in honor of Jones, a nine-time USGA Champion — annually since 1995.

Miller created the Johnny Miller Champ Foundation, which focuses on nurturing junior golfers, fostering positive coaching and promoting the dreams and aspirations of young athletes.

“This is such a great honor to receive the Bob Jones Award,” said Miller, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. “It was always about the USGA events for me. Growing up at The Olympic Club was such a privilege because it was a U.S. Open course, and my father always told me that’s the one I needed to win, the U.S. Open.”

In 1997, the National Golf Foundation (NGF) honored the Miller family with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Family of the Year Award, recognizing families who have made significant contributions to the game and exemplified the ideals of golf and family.

For more than 40 years, Miller has been helping American Indian Services provide scholarships and educational programs to Native Americans in pursuit of higher education. In that time, he has participated in 140 golf fundraisers for American Indian Services that have raised approximately $20 million for students needing financial support.

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