VIDEO: Youngstown's Dennis Miller Qualifies For U.S. Open With Incredible Putt In Columbus

U.S. Open qualifying on Monday produced several amazing stories on "Golf's longest day," perhaps none better than that of a 42-year old pro from Youngstown named Dennis Miller. The qualifying sectional in Columbus is the largest and most competitive, with Tour pros coming over from Muirfield Village after their week at Memorial. The sectional was once again dominated by the regular Tour pros, but a four-man playoff was needed to fill the final three spots.

Miller, who started the day as a third alternate to just to play in the qualifying round, was one of those final four. It ended in amazing fashion as he sank an incredible putt on the fourth playoff hole at Scioto Country Club to move into the field at Olympic in less than two weeks. This was the 12th time Miller had tried to qualify, never making it before this week. In what Golf World writer Dave Shedloski called "Tin Cup territory," the Youngstown resident saw his final putt dance on the edge of the cup before it dropped in for the clinching birdie. It held out so long, that Miller had already started walking away with his hands on his head in exasperation. Then he heard the small crowd gathered at the green erupt and turned back to see his ball had fallen in after the prolonged delay.

Video of the putt and an interview will Miller after the jump:

Via Golf Channel.com:

For complete U.S. Open qualifying results from Columbus and Springfield, visit SB Nation Cleveland's StoryStream. For all your PGA Tour news and notes, visit SB Nation's golf hub.

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