WATCH: This Phil Mickelson and Bones Mackay tribute is awesome

The golfer and caddie relationship is one of the best in sports. The caddie serves as the golfer’s only true teammate, as he visualizes green slopes with ninja vision.

Phil Mickelson and Jim “Bones” Mackay’s time together as as a dynamic duo has come to an end. Together, these two would go on to capture five major championships, and will go down as one of the all-time great partnerships in golf.

The always entertaining and enjoyable Skratch TV, put together a beautiful tribute of the pair. In almost all of the clips, you can hear the chatter between the two guys that always had fun together.

We obviously know how great Mickelson is as a player, but Bones was such a great caddie for him, that everyone knew how significant his skills around the course helped Mickelson in his wins. A Hall of Fame golfer with an HOF worthy caddie is always a fun duo to watch.

We just witnessed the break up of a legendary tag team. Bones alone is truly one of the guys who I feel helped keep the profession of caddying on the map, which is why he’s a straight legend in his own right.

I bet, if there’s one person aspiring PGA Tour caddies look up, it’s Jim “Bones” Mackay, a yardage seeking, green reading samurai. It was fun dudes.

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Caddies of Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar to do broadcasting

Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie, jim “Bones” Mackay

Popular caddies Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood are going to replace their bibs for microphones during the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island Resort. They’ll be broadcasting during the Golf Channel telecast.

This has been something that has been in the works for some time and Mackay was real excited about it.

“We have gotten to know course reporters very well over the years, and we’re fascinated with everything that goes into producing and covering a professional golf tournament,” Mackay said according to the Back 9 Network. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Golf Channel team next week.”

Should be fun. Caddies are about as knowledgeable as they come.

Former caddie Michael Collins was a radio play-by-play guy and now is a great writer for ESPN.

Caddies know the courses like the back of their hand so they can give some brilliant design insights. Plus, Mackay and Wood are top of the line pros so I think you can expecta treat from these two guys.

A caddie is easily the most influential job in golf. Many great players started off as caddies before they went on to Hall of Fame careers.

To have two of the best rocking a microphone for the RSM is just awesome. Respect the bib!

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Source: Back 9 Network


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