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

Phil Mickelson Retires Tim Mickelson as Caddie to Spend More Time with Family

Nearly seven years after his split with his longtime bagman, Bones Mackay, in June 2017, Phil Mickelson has announced the retirement of his current caddie, younger brother Tim Mickelson. Tim, who replaced Mackay, is leaving to spend more time with his family as his brother’s life has evolved with new partner Maranda and their growing family.

When Tim first took on the role of Phil’s caddie in 2017, he had just left his job as the men’s college golf coach at Arizona State to become Jon Rahm’s agent. During their time together, Tim helped Phil win three times on the PGA Tour, including the 2021 PGA Championship. However, their success came to an end when they followed Phil to LIV Golf two years ago. Although the Saudi-backed league has not been successful for them so far, Tim is retiring from caddying to focus on his family.

No replacement for Tim has been announced yet and LIV’s next event is scheduled for next week at Doral outside of Miami. Mickelson expressed gratitude for the great moments shared on and off the course with Tim over the past eight years and wished him well in retirement.


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