Justin Thomas announces split with caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay days before Masters


Justin Thomas can have another person carrying his golf equipment at Augusta subsequent week.

The two-time PGA champion introduced he and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay have “parted methods.”

“I will be ceaselessly grateful for him becoming a member of me on the bag in 2021,” Thomas stated in a social media publish. “The issues we have been capable of accomplish collectively — The PGA Championship in 2022, The Ryder Cups have been all unforgettable experiences. His knowledge on and off the course has been a blessing throughout a troublesome stretch of my profession and he was there each step of the best way.”

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Caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay stands behind Justin Thomas on the 18th inexperienced in the course of the second spherical of The Masters.  (Rob Schumacher/USA At present Community)

Mackay was Phil Mickelson’s caddie for 25 years after which joined NBC and the Golf Channel as a commentator. 4 years later, although, he returned to the bag for Thomas.

After a comeback to win his second main two years in the past, Thomas struggled in 2023. His finest end was fourth on the Phoenix Open that February (simply certainly one of two prime 10s), his finest end at a serious was tying for sixty fifth on the PGA Championship (he missed the opposite three cuts) and he did not qualify for the FedEx Cup. 

Justin Thomas and Bones at Ryder Cup

Group USA golfer Justin Thomas (proper) talks to caddie Jim Mackay on the fourth gap in the course of the four-ball match play of the Presidents Cup at Quail Hole Membership.  (Peter Casey/USA At present Sports activities)

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Zach Johnson nonetheless opted to have him on the Ryder Cup crew, although, given his veteran presence.

Mackay has been a caddie for six main champions — Mickelson’s first 5 and Thomas’ 2022 win at Southern Hills. Subsequent week would have marked his twenty sixth time caddying at The Masters.

JT and Bones

Justin Thomas talks along with his caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay, in the course of the second spherical of the 2020 WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational July 31, 2020, at TPC Southwind in Memphis. (Joe Rondone/The Business Enchantment through Imagn Content material Providers, LLC)

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Thomas’ struggles have waned a bit, however he does stay inconsistent. He missed the reduce on the Genesis Invitational and The Gamers Championship and completed tied for sixty fourth finally week’s Valspar Championship, however completed tied for third, sixth and twelfth twice in his different 4 occasions this 12 months.

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