Phil Mickelson’s Younger Brother Tim Bids Farewell to Caddying to Focus on Family Life

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

Nearly seven years after his split with his longtime caddie, Bones Mackay, Phil Mickelson has announced that his replacement, Mickelson’s younger brother Tim Mickelson, is retiring to spend more time with his family. In 2017, following their falling out in June, Mickelson replaced Mackay with Tim. Over the past eight years, the two shared many great moments together on and off the course.

When Tim first took over as Phil’s caddie, he had just left his job as a college golf coach at Arizona State to become Jon Rahm’s agent. During this time, Tim helped Phil win three times on the PGA Tour, including the 2021 PGA Championship. Although they have not seen much success together in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf league that Phil joined two years ago, Tim followed him there and will be leaving it behind to focus on his family life as it evolves with Maranda and their growing family.

Tim’s departure from caddying leaves an opening for a replacement in Phil’s team that has not yet been announced. LIV Golf has scheduled its next event for next week at Doral outside of Miami.

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