We may be nearing the end of an era in television broadcasted golf. Johnny Miller, who has been mic’d up for NBC for the last 29 years, is considering calling it quits when his contract runs out in February.
Speaking to the Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson, Miller lamented the time spent on the road and his passion for continuing to call PGA Tour golf.
“It’s been 50 years on the road, and part of me is saying, ‘That’s enough,’” Miller said Tuesday at a Safeway Open promotional event. “I haven’t gotten to that point yet. They’re still trying to convince me to keep going. So we’ll see. I usually listen to my gut, so to speak, and my wife. Right now, I am planning on scaling down even more. We’ll see what happens. Maybe I will say, ‘Hey, one more year.’”
Miller will be busy over the next month and a half as NBC will be calling the final three events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs as well as the Ryder Cup matches in Paris.
"It’s been 50 years on the road, and part of me is saying,'that’s enough.'"
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) August 29, 2018
Getting into the wraparound season, Miller will be on hand at the Safeway Open as a member of the tournament’s committee and as the man who redesigned the host venue, Silverado Resort & Spa Golf Course.
From there, Miller’s contract runs through February’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, where a decision will need to be made if he is to continue calling golf for the National Broadcasting Company.
Love him or hate him, Miller has been a part of some of the biggest events in golf over the past three decades, so there will be a void left to fill if and when he leaves the booth.