Jimmy Johnson has been on the bag of 2017 USPGA Champion Justin Thomas since June 2015, but Jim 'Bones' MacKay has gone on it too.

Who Is Justin Thomas’ Caddie?

A player who has had a fast meteoric rise up the world golf rankings, Justin Thomas has had 13 PGA Tour titles including a Major title. Who carries his bag? We take a look below.

Who Is Justin Thomas’ Caddie?

Thomas has an interesting caddie situation at the moment. He usually has Jimmy Johnson on the bag but recently Jim ‘Bones’ MacKay, the man who formed a partnership with Phil Mickelson for so many years, has carried Thomas’ bag in some tournaments.

On several occasions over the last couple of years, MacKay, who worked with Mickelson for 25 years, has helped Thomas, most recently at the WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational which Thomas won and got back to world number one.

Whether he remains on the bag long-term remains to be seen because Thomas had formed such a lethal partnership with Johnson.

Johnson had previously been caddying for American Steve Stricker, before the American had to reduce his playing schedule due to his back surgery.

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So in 2015, Stricker gave Johnson his blessing to work with young up-and-coming player Justin Thomas.

“I’m trying to get him to play his game and just letting the results take care of themselves,” Johnson said following Justin Thomas’s first PGA Tour victory at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in 2015.

ustin Thomas of the United States and caddie Jimmy Johnson react to his birdie putt on the ninth green during the final round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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“It’s fun working for these young golfers because they have this carefree attitude that is infectious. It’s keeping me young and on my toes.”

Johnson has been a caddie for around 25 years now since 1995 and has previous experience of caddying for Nick Price, Charles Howell and Steve Stricker.

In other words he is considered a veteran amongst today’s caddie ranks, being in his sixties.

He has helped Thomas to 12 PGA Tour victories to date, including the 2017 USPGA Championship in Johnson’s hometown of Dallas, Texas.

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