Ready to finish year strong, JT-Bones era officially begins at CJ Cup

Another chapter of Justin Thomas’ career begins this week at the CJ Cup, where he and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay will make their official debut together.

Thomas and Mackay have teamed up before, as recently as Summer 2020, when Thomas’ usual looper Jimmy Johnson was out because of health issues. They even won a tournament together, at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

But now they’re officially an item, JT and Bones, after Thomas made the announcement following the Ryder Cup. It’s Mackay’s first foray into full-time caddying since he and Phil Mickelson parted ways in 2017. Since then, Mackay has served as a highly acclaimed on-course reporter for NBC Sports.

“He clearly loves caddying,” Thomas said Tuesday ahead of the CJ Cup in Las Vegas. “I’m sure a part of him wanted to be able to come back out and give another run at it. I know that we feel like we can really do it. I know he’s excited, I know I’m excited, and we’ve got a couple events this fall to get our feet wet and then once we start Kapalua (in January 2022), we’ll hit the ground running.”

After what he said was the busiest season of his career, Thomas is planning to play the CJ Cup,…


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