Phil Mickelson Bids Farewell to Brother Tim Mickelson as His Bagman After Five Years of Successful Partnership

Phil announces Tim Mickelson’s retirement as his brother’s caddie

Nearly seven years after his split with his bagman of 25 years, Bones Mackay, in June 2017, Phil Mickelson announced Tuesday that the man who replaced Mackay, Mickelson’s younger brother Tim Mickelson, is leaving that job to spend more time with his family. Tim has been caddying for his brother since he took over from Mackay and helped him win three times on the PGA Tour, including the 2021 PGA Championship.

When Tim first took on his brother’s bag, he had just left his job as the men’s college golf coach at Arizona State to become Jon Rahm’s agent. During his time as Phil’s caddie, Tim helped him navigate the LIV Golf tour and its Saudi-backed sponsorship. While they have not seen much success in the league together, Phil expressed gratitude for the great moments shared on and off the course with Tim over the past eight years.

Tim is retiring from caddying to focus on his family as his brother’s life has evolved, with his new partner Maranda and their growing family. LIV Golf has not yet announced a replacement for Tim as its next event is scheduled for next week at Doral outside of Miami.

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