Underrated moments in golf history: Jack Nicklaus drains 100-footer in Johnny Miller's face
You must see this putt to believe it. But first, the backstory.
Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer played a ceremonial round in August 2010 to mark the grand opening of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton, Mich., a Nicklaus design that will host this week's Senior PGA Championship. Miller faced an uphill double-breaker of more than 100 feet on the 10th hole and wanted to chip the ball instead, but Nicklaus understandably didn't want a divot in his brand new green. Johnny further complained that chipping the ball was the only way to get it to the hole, so Nicklaus decided to show him how it's done.
Imagine being in the gallery that day. No practice swing. Hardly even a look at the hole. Nicklaus just throws down a ball, puts a HUGE stroke on it and watches it rattle in the cup. This has to be one of the proudest moments of Jack's career -- you know, besides the 18 majors he won.
Dan Hicks needs to ask Miller about this putt during the next NBC telecast. We'd love to hear his thoughts.