Phil's brother Tim is on the bag for the 2018 season, having previously been a coach and then an agent of Jon Rahm

Who Is Phil Mickelson’s Caddie?

Phil Mickelson is set to break the record for most Ryder Cup appearances at Le Golf National later this month as it will be his 12th showing as a player. The 48-year-old was selected as one of the four wildcard picks by Jim Furyk and will look to repeat the American success produced at Hazeltine in 2016.

Interestingly, Mickelson, like Dustin Johnson, has his brother on the bag. Get to know Tim in the piece below.

Who Is Phil Mickelson’s Caddie?

Phil currently has his younger brother Tim on the bag for his 2018 campaign.

Tim Mickelson previously coached former world number one-ranked amateur Jon Rahm at Arizona State.

As well as being a golf coach, Tim Mickelson is also an agent.

When Rahm turned professional in 2016 Tim worked for him as his agent at Lagardere Sports until his brother asked him to be his caddie following the retirement of much celebrated caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay in June 2017.

Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay

Mackay was born in England but grew up in Florida and began playing golf when he was younger at Columbus College before going on to caddie for players such as Larry Mize, Curtis Strange and Scott Simpson. He began to carry the bag for Mickelson in 1992.

The Mickelson Mackay player/caddie partnership was one of the longest in history, 25 years to be precise, and has been one of the most successful.

Mackay helped the World Golf Hall of Famer to win 41 times including five major titles: 2004, 2006 and 2010 Masters, 2005 USPGA Championship and most recently the 2013 Open Championship.

This resulted in Mackay being inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame in September 2017 and has in the past year become an on-course commentator for NBC and the Golf Channel.

During his time as Mickelson’s caddie, Mackay earned roughly between $500,000 – $1 million per year and is often referred to by his nickname ‘Bones’ due to his lanky frame.

‘Bones’ also this year had a brief stint of subbing in as Justin Thomas’s caddie at the Sony Open while Thomas’ usual caddie Jimmy Johnson was recovering from a foot injury in October of last year.

Phil is hoping to keep up his impressive appearance record in the Ryder Cup, having featured in every single US team since 1995.

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