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The Caddie Hall of Fame

Jim "Bones" Mackay


Class of 2017


DATE OF INDUCTION: September 13, 2017

Few caddies in the game’s history have been more synonymous with the profession than Jim “Bones” Mackay, the longtime caddie of five-time major champion Phil Mickelson.

A native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Mackay began his career as a caddie looping for Larry Mize, Scott Simpson and Curtis Strange before being hired by Phil Mickelson in 1992. With Mackay on his bag, Mickelson won five major championships, notched 41 PGA TOUR victories and represented the United States 22 consecutive times on Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams. The pair parted ways in 2017 after 25 years of working together. Mackay then joined NBC/Golf Channel as an on-course reporter at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

For his work promoting the important role of caddies in the game of golf, Jim “Bones” Mackay earned a place in The Caddie Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who support caddying.

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