On Tuesday, Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay announced they would no longer be working together on Tour, and that Phil's borther Tim would be taking over caddie duties for the rest of the season.
The news surprised everyone involved with the game who witnessed the two men's incredible 25-year run together. Pros, caddies and other members of the golf world took to Twitter to react ot the shocking turn of events.
This relationship helped change caddying. Bones's professionalism and Phil's respect for what Bones did was unmatched. What a run they had https://t.co/mmhSOh5ImR— Joe Skovron (@skovy14) June 20, 2017
Phil's an intensely loyal guy but he has fired Rick Smith & Butch Harmon, both close friends. Maybe he needs a fresh voice for his final act— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) June 20, 2017
And don't assume Bones will jump on another bag - he has always been interested in doing TV, and TV is interested in him.— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) June 20, 2017
Phil and Bones have officially split.— Skratch (@Skratch) June 20, 2017
It doesn’t get any better than this exchange from 2012. pic.twitter.com/zll38kLHsh