Jim “Bones” Mackay is hanging up his microphone and dusting off his caddie bib, at least for one week.
Mackay will caddie for Jimmy Walker in a fill-in role at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, according to Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press.
Mackay was not scheduled to work the tournament for NBC Sports this week anyway. Golf Channel has the Thursday and Friday broadcasts and also kicks off weekend action with CBS Sports taking over both days.
Bones was the long-time caddie for Phil Mickelson before they parted ways in 2017. Since then he joined NBC and Golf Channel as an on-course reporter.
This also isn’t the first time he’s filled in since his split with Mickelson. He caddied for Justin Thomas at the 2018 Sony Open. Mickelson has had his brother, Tim Mickelson, as his caddie since he and Bones ended their partnership.
Walker tees off on the 10th tee at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday on the South course. He’s grouped with D.A. Points and Cody Gribble.