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Jim Mackay Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jim “Bones” Mackay was born in England, of American descent, and is a golf caddy, best known to be the caddy of Phil Mickelson since 1992, during which time Phil has won five major championships, including the 2005 PGA and the 2010 Masters. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Jim Mackay? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a golf caddy. He reportedly earns $500,000 annually working for Phil Mickelson, so as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Jim Mackay Net Worth $2 million
When Jim was seven years old, his family moved from England to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He attended Columbus College, and during his time there played golf for the school. Later, he would get a job in the pro shop and bag room at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus, where he would meet several pros, and would then begin to caddy for pro golfer Larry Mize. Later he would become the caddy for golfers Scott Simpson, and then for Curtis Strange. Thanks to all of these opportunities, his net worth started to increase. He earned his nickname “Bones” during the 1990 PGA Tour, when Fred Couples couldn’t remember Jim’s name.
When Phil Mickelson started his PGA career, he hired Mackay as his caddy, and have developed a long and close relationship – he has been known for being strict about cell phones during tournament play. He was the caddy for Phil’s win at the 2004 Masters, and subsequently also helped him during his wins at the 2005 PGA, 2006 Masters, and the 2010 Masters. The latest championship Phil won is at the 2013 Open Championship – he is one of the 16 golfers in history to have won at least three of the four majors, with the only major he hasn’t won yet being the US Open, where he has a record runner-up finish of six times. He also spent over 700 weeks as part of the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, thanks in no small part to Jim’s advice and support. They have worked together for more than 25 years now, and Jim’s net worth has increased significantly thanks to Phil’s success, as professional golf caddies customarily earn a 5-10% of the tournament purse of their golfers.
For his personal life, it is known that Phil has been married to Jen Olsen since 2002, who is a friend of Phil Mickelson’s wife. They have two children and are based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phil has mentioned in an interview that Jim is the guy who wants him to play well, so he doesn’t treat him poorly. He also credited Mackay for being a hard worker. Jim has been known to continue to test when Phil is idle, and has really enjoyed his work. He is also known to have had both of his knees replaced in 2016. According to reports, he was already having knee problems ever since he was a kid and it progressively got worse as he aged, leading to the surgery.