Long-lasting Tour caddie and well known telecaster Jim "Bones" Mackay is making a beeline for the little screen for full-time broadcast work for NBC/Golf Station, network president Sam Flood affirmed in a media phone call.

While Mackay was recently declared as a component of the following week's U.S. Open transmission group in Pinehurst, his full-time return is great news for golf fans, who have partaken in his experiences since his transmission debut at the 2015 RSM Exemplary, close by individual caddie John Wood.

Preceding working for NBC, Mackay became well known as perhaps of the best caddie on Tour, burning through 25 years on the sack for Phil Mickelson before the pair's parted in 2017. Mickelson won 41 PGA Tour competitions, including five significant titles, with Mackay.

Very quickly in the wake of parting with Mickelson, Mackay was recruited as a full-time on-course columnist for NBC and Golf Channel. He functioned as a fill-in caddie for Justin Thomas on two events before Thomas recruited him as a full-time bagman in 2021.

After split with Justin Thomas

"I love to assist and I adored my job with NBC/Golf Channel, yet it's Justin Thomas," Mackay told Golf Channel at that point.

Mackay's organization with Thomas was featured by Thomas' triumph at the PGA Title in 2022 — the pair's just success together.

Mackay kept a toe in the transmission water all through his residency with Thomas, working competitions like the Augusta Public Ladies' Beginner and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Title. In February, at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, Mackay turned into the very first dynamic caddie to act as a lead examiner.

Yet again in April, Thomas and Mackay headed out in different directions, and it wasn't some time before television came calling. Does this mean Mackay, presently 59, is draping up his napkin for good?

"TV is my No. 1 need and I'll do what I did previously — on the off chance that somebody is wiped out or among caddies and needs a person for a week and it's anything but a NBC occasion, then I'd be eager to assist out," Mackay told Golfweek's Adam Schupak. "Yet, past that I will do television principally to the extent that how I make ends meet."


What happened with Bones and JT?

What happened with Bones and JT?

"While staggeringly hard for me to say, Bones and I have headed out in different directions. I will be always appreciative for Jim going along with me on the pack in 2021. The things we've had the option to achieve together — the PGA Title in 2022, the Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cups were all remarkable encounters

Did Justin Thomas fire his caddie?

Todd Lewis and the Golf Focal group respond to Justin Thomas' amazing split with veteran caddie Jim 'Bones' Mackay, making sense of why the move was unforeseen in front of play at Augusta.

What will Bones McKay do now?

MacKay will proceed with his work as an on-course journalist for NBC Sports and Golf Channel when Thomas' timetable permits, yet this was an open door he was unable to miss. "I love to assist and I cherished my job with NBC/Golf Channel," MacKay remarked, "yet it's Justin Thomas."

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