NBC Extends Johnny Miller's Contract

Two-time major champion Johnny Miller has signed a long-term extension on his contract to do color commentary on NBC's soon-to-be-exapanding golf telecasts.

The announcement came the day before NBC coverage starts on the U.S. Open tournament, which Miller famously won with a closing-round 63 in 1973.

It also comes as NBC prepares to essentially double its golf coverage per a new rights deal with the PGA.

Miller is thought by many to be the best color man in golf, with a knack for instant analysis that would be more off-putting if it weren't usually right on.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.