Dennis Miller is a seemingly unknown director of golf at Mill Creek Golf Course in Ohio, but he will soon be among such larger-than-life names that dominate his sport after an unlikely run at a U.S. Open qualifier.
In true underdog fashion, the 42-year-old sank a breaking putt for a birdie on the fourth playoff hole earlier this week. While the ball briefly rested on the edge of the cup, Miller turned away in disgust before gravity suddenly pulled it to the bottom of the cup in a dramatic finish. With that, Miller punched his ticket to the U.S. Open in San Francisco.
Considered a journeyman, this was Miller's 12th attempt to qualify for the Open.
"You could not have scripted what happened," Miller told PGA.com. "It was just amazing. It must have been a gust of wind, or someone up above had something to do with it."