Phil Mickelson, Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay set for reunion Sunday in Memphis
When Phil Mickelson tees off in Sunday’s closing spherical of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, he may have a well-recognized face becoming a member of him on the tee field.
Jim “Bones” Mackay, Mickelson’s former caddie of 25 years, will likely be on the bag for Mickelson’s enjoying competitor within the third-to-final pairing, Justin Thomas.
It’ll mark the primary time that Mickelson has competed in a gaggle wherein Bones was caddying because the two parted methods in June 2017. Coincidentally, the final match that Mickelson performed with Bones on his bag was the FedEx St. Jude Traditional at TPC Southwind, which is now in its second season of internet hosting a WGC. Mickelson positioned ninth that week.
BY Rex Hoggard
— August 1, 2020 at 7:05 PM
Phil Mickelson is a reluctant senior, wanting no a part of the PGA Tour Champions for essentially the most half. Why would he? He is nonetheless having fun with the competitors towards the younger technology.
Mackay is filling in for Thomas’ common caddie, Jimmy Johnson, who will even take subsequent week’s PGA Championship off after turning into overheated in the course of the third spherical of the Memorial two weeks in the past. Johnson, in line with Thomas, remains to be present process some checks to find out what’s inflicting his lightheadedness.
“The large factor is he is effective when he is inside and never within the extreme warmth like that,” Thomas mentioned Saturday after capturing 66 to maneuver to eight beneath, 4 pictures again of chief Brendon Todd. “The large factor is we’re simply attempting to determine what it’s or if there’s one thing particularly, whether or not it is some drugs he takes. As a rule, it isn’t one thing loopy main.”
Mackay, who beforehand looped for Thomas on the 2018 Sony Open, additionally subbed in as Matthew Fitzpatrick’s caddie for this yr’s doubleheader at Muirfield Village. He was on the bag for 41 of Mickelson’s PGA Tour victories and all 5 of Mickelson’s main wins.
Mickelson, who’s 5 pictures again, is on the lookout for his first victory because the 2019 AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am. He has gained simply twice since splitting with Mackay.