Mackay to be inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame

Mickelson's long-term bagman to be inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame tomorrow

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Mackay to be inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame

Legendary caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay, Phil Mickelson’s bagman for 25 years, will be inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame tomorrow.

Mackay and Mickelson won 41 times on the PGA Tour, until they announced they would part ways in June.

"This is a great honor for me," Mackay said. "I would like to share it with all the caddies at golf clubs around the country, and also my fellow PGA Tour caddies, with whom I had such a great time."

Mackay, who has also caddied for Larry Mize, Scott Simpson and Curtis Strange, has been working at NBC/Golf Channel as an on-course reported since splitting with the left hander.

The Caddie Hall of Fame is for those that “devote their lives to the game of golf through caddying or by supporting the role of caddies”.

It was founded by the Professional Caddies Association in 1999, and was taken over by Western Golf Association in 2011. 

Steve Williams, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are all inductees.