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Kevin Na's walk-in putts have nothing on Johnny Miller's amazingly badass no-look "walk-away" putt

October 02, 2019

He broke par at a U.S. Open like no one before with a final-round 63 at Oakmont. He broke down barriers by bringing the word "choke" into golf telecasts. And he even claims to have started the white belt trend on the PGA Tour. In short, Johnny Miller has accomplished a lot in the game.

But he also might be the GOAT of SWAGGER on the course.

On Wednesday, the PGA Tour's Twitter handle shared a clip from the 1984 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open of Miller making a putt in which he turned and walked away well before the ball dropped in the hole. Seriously, this is a masterpiece in showmanship:

The tour compares Miller's move to Kevin Na's walk-in putts, but there's no comparison. While Na's signature reaction is fantastic in its own right, Miller's move is actually a "walk-away" putt. A no-look walk-away at that. Wow.

The tweet should really read "Johnny Miller was making no-look shots while Stephen Curry was still in diapers." Or "Johnny Miller was making his caddie go fetch his golf ball out of the hole before Jordan Spieth was born."

It's such a good clip that I could watch it 1,000 times. Check that, I've already watched it 1,000 times. And if this move ever catches on (Please catch on!), Johnny can rightfully claim to be a trendsetter yet again.