Jim “Bones” Mackay has been Phil Mickelson’s caddie since 1992.
Any man who gets a nickname from Fred Couples is going to be a cool customer. His relationship with Phil Mickelson is the stuff of legend, and their formidable partnership has stood the test of time.
“Listen, Bones is the only guy on the golf course that wants me to play well, so why am I going to sit there and berate him and treat him poorly? He’s the only guy trying to work his tail off for me.”
Mickelson has made over $81 million on the PGA Tour. Even if we estimate on the lowest end of things (7 percent of earnings with no base salary … and it’s almost definitely higher than that), then that would be at least $5.8 million.