• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Surprise Split: Justin Thomas and Longtime Caddie Jim Mackay Call it Quits Just Days Before The Masters

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Justin Thomas parts ways with caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay one week before Masters

In a stunning revelation, Justin Thomas announced that he and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay have decided to go their separate ways, just a week before the Masters tournament. Thomas expressed his gratitude for the time they spent together, highlighting the many memorable victories they achieved together, such as the PGA Championship in 2022, the Presidents Cup, and the Ryder Cups. He acknowledged Mackay’s unwavering support and wisdom both on and off the course, especially during challenging times in his career.

Reports suggest that Thomas has enlisted veteran caddie Matt Minister, who previously worked with Patrick Cantlay, to carry his bag at the upcoming Masters tournament. Minister has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the game and could bring some fresh perspective to Thomas’s game. Prior to Mackay, Thomas had worked with experienced caddie Jimmy Johnson.

Despite their major win together in 2022, Thomas experienced a rough patch in his career last season, with a disappointing performance that saw him miss out on qualifying for the FedExCup playoffs and require a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup. However, recent signs of improvement have emerged as Thomas has finished eighth or better in eight out of his last 12 tournaments since last fall. He continues to work on his swing with his father Mike and has made strides in his approach play. However, putting remains an area of concern for him.

Mackay is set to report on the Augusta National Women’s Amateur as an on-course commentator for NBC this year. He wished Thomas well in his future endeavors and expressed confidence that both of them have bright futures ahead. Thomas reciprocated by wishing Mackay well too and thanking him for all he had done during their time together.

In conclusion, while it’s never easy to part ways with someone who has been by your side through thick and thin

By Samantha Nguyen

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