All good things must come to an end, right? Unless you’re talking about marriage, the answer is yes.
Phil Mickelson and the caddie best-known as “Bones” have split. No worries. It was mutual and there are no hard feelings. This duo had a VERY impressive run in an age where golfer-caddie relationships sometimes sour before the milk in your fridge.
Lefty and Bones, whose real name is Jim Mackay, began their partnership just before the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. They did not get to partake in this year’s U.S. Open (won by WHO?). It’s about the only tournament the duo DIDN’T win together.
Of Phil’s 42 Tour wins, Bones was on the bag for 41. They only ‘W’ Bones missed? A 1991 Mickelson win, when he was still just an amateur golfer.
It’s the end of an era. It likely won’t be matched again.
Here are some of the career highlights for the duo over the past 25 years on Tour: