Golf World Reacts to Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay’s Next Career Transition With Justin Thomas

Published 09/30/2021, 2:42 PM EDT


Justin Thomas has got in Jim “Bones” Mackay as his full-time caddie. Mackay was an on-course reporter for NBC Sports and Golf Channel for around four years. However, he has now switched back to his original career as a caddie for Justin Thomas. Moreover, before turning a reporter, Jim Mackay was with Phil Mickelson as his caddie for around 25 years. 

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However, Mackay will continue to work as an on-course reporter for NBC Sports and Golf Channel whenever his schedule allows. Jim will be replacing Jimmy Johnson, who was the most experienced and highest-paid caddie on Tour. 

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“It was an incredible phone call,” says Jim Mackay

Jim Mackay told Golf Channel about his decision and said. “It came out of left field very recently. I have just tremendous respect for [Thomas] as a person and a player. It was an incredible phone call to get, and I said yes.”

Jim Mackay has also caddied for Justin Thomas before and has been with JT for around three events so far. Firstly, at the 2018 Sony Open when his regular caddie Jimmy Johnson was injured, and then once again in 2020 when Johnson was injured during the Memorial and WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. 

Moreover, their combination seems to work pretty well together as they have previously won an event together. Mackay helped JT in lifting his first win of the 2020 season as he won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational by three strokes at TPC Southwind. 

Twitter reacts to Justin Thomas’ new caddie Jim Mackay 

As Jim Mackay announced his appointment as JT’s new caddie, Twitter erupted with excitement. Every golf fan seemed to be excited about this appointment as everyone predicts this is going to be a deadly combo. So let us have a look at a few reactions from the world of Twitter about the same. 

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Meanwhile, many fans even said they would love to have this duo mic’d up for every round. While some fans said they are going to miss Jim on TV, as he is the best golf analyst. Moreover, a few fans also predicted that Justin Thomas will win a major championship this season. So it will be interesting to see how this duo goes ahead and performs in this season.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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