Jim Mckay is one of the veteran caddies in professional golf. He currently is in the bag of the current PGA Championship winner, Justin Thomas, whom he joined in September 2021. Here is a short biography of the caddie and commentator.
The England-born American has served as a caddie for Phil Mickelson for 25 years. The duo is very good friends in real life and Phil considers Jim to be the only guy that wants him to play well. Their partnership is very well documented in the sports of golf.
Who Is Jim Mackay? Justin Thomas Caddie
Jim Mackay is a caddie and a golf commentator who has a long history and an experience as a caddie for Phil Mickelson. He is currently serving as the full-time caddie to Justin Thomas.
The caddie has been on Phil Mickelson's bag for 25 years. He first started caddying for Phil in 1992 and was a part of all of his major championships, bar one. The two longtime friends finally parted ways on June 20, 2017, upon mutual consent.
Moreover, Jim joined NBC in 2017 as a golf commentator after the separation from Phil. He would make his return to caddying for a week for his current partner, Justin Thomas in the Sony Open in Hawaii, after an injury to Thomas' caddie, Jimmy Johnson.
What is Jim Mackay Age?
Jim Mackay is currently 57 years old. He was born on May 8, 1965, in Redhill, Surrey, England.
When Jim was just seven years old, his family moved from England to the United States, where the family relocated to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Though he was born in England, Jim holds American citizenship and has spent most of his life and career in the United States.
The 6'4" tall Mackey was nicknamed "Bones" by the 1990 PGA Tour player Fred Couples when he forgot his name and called him the lanky guy by the name, Bones.
Jim Mackey Wife And Family Details
Jim Mackey is married to Jen Olsen. The couple first met through Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy, who is a friend of Jen.
The couple is parents to two children, a son named Oliver, and a daughter named Emma. There are not many details about the children or the wife of the American caddie. He has opted to keep his personal life well outside the limelight.
Apart from caddying, Jim is also a golf commentator, having joined the NBC/Golf Channel in 2017. He had both of his knees replaced in October 2016.
Jim Mackey Salary And Net Worth Explored
The exact net worth of the caddie is not known. However, looking at his long career as a caddie and a golf commentator, it is safe to say that he is worth at least $5 million.
The salary of a PGA caddie is around $1500 to $3000 per week. Looking at Jim's long experience and this estimate, his monthly salary of is at least $6000 and up to $12000. Plus he also receives a percentage of the winning amount.
Justin Thomas won the 2022 PGA Championship on May 22, 2022, and earned a total of $12,000,000. Jim was the caddie for Justin and must have earned a percentage from the winning. Moreover, Justin was third in the Canadian Open and won an additional $8,700,000.