Bones’ Second Act of Golf Career
Some of the biggest news in the golf world this season was when the legendary duo of Phil Mickelson and Jim “Bones” Mackay mutually decided to go their separate ways.
We all knew the route Phil was going – his brother was going to be his new caddie. But honestly with his level of skill and his experience on the course, we all knew Phil really wouldn’t skip a beat. He could have a monkey caddie for him and I’m sure he would play just fine.
The big rumors and speculation came with Bones.
The early reports were that he may be linking up with young stud Jon Rahm, whose agent is Mickelson’s brother.
Almost a match made in heaven.
But Rahm quickly shot it down with a video debunking the rumors and saying he was staying with his current caddie.
So what is next for Bones? Wait and find another guy to loop for? Retire?
Nope. It’s even better – he is getting a microphone.
Bones will join NBC/Golf Channel as a commentator beginning with The Open Championship.
This is huge for everyone in the golf world.
It’s cool gig for Bones because he gets to stay inside the ropes, but in a lot less of a pressure situation. He may even be getting a tad of a raise.
It’s also cool for the NBC/Golf Channel because they are getting a guy who caddied for a million years to talk on the air. His stories, analysis, and even feedback on all things that happen on the course will be unparalleled on air.
We get to hear one of the best in the business talk about a game he is so passionate about. How can you hate that?
You love Faherty? Get ready to love Bones on the mic in a few weeks.