Lefty says the top players will be lining up for his former bagman
After a thrilling 25-year partnership, Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay have parted ways – but Lefty says his bagman will not go wanting for an employer.
"We have these moments over the 25 years that we just cherish, and yet we just kind of could tell that it was time; that we just needed a little bit of change of environment, to do something different," Mickelson told the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive.
"Bones is going to get a number of top players coming after him cause he's such a great caddie, and he's a lot more than just a great caddie on the golf course, he's somebody you want in your corner."
Mickelson wanted the duo to go out at the US Open together for the last time, but did not compete at Erin Hills because he attended his daughter’s graduation.
The Californian’s brother Tim will take the reins for the rest of the season.
"This is an opportunity for me to spend time with one of my favorite people in the world, my brother Tim," Mickelson said. "There's nobody I like or love or respect more than Tim, and for us to have this time together the rest of the year is something I will cherish too."