Who Is Justin Thomas’ Caddie?


Thomas’ caddie situation changed in 2021, find out more here.

Who Is Justin Thomas’ Caddie?

A player who has had a fast meteoric rise up the world golf rankings, Justin Thomas has had 14 PGA Tour titles including a Major title and a Players Championship. Who carries his bag? We take a look below.

Who Is Justin Thomas’ Caddie?

In 2021 Justin Thomas’ caddie situation changed. For a very long time he had Jimmy Johnson on the bag but he has recently hired Jim ‘Bones’ MacKay.

Of course MacKay famously worked with Phil Mickelson for 25 years and they won five Majors together, before beginning working for NBC Sports/Golf Channel.

Thomas took to his social media channels to deliver the news.


MacKay over the past couple of years was seen sporadically on Thomas’ bag.

One of the most significant times McKay was on the bag was at the WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational in 2018 – which Thomas won and regained his world number one ranking.

“It came out of left field very recently,” Mackay told Golf Channel. “I have just tremendous respect for [Thomas] as a person and a player.”

“It was an incredible phone call to get and I said yes.”

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As we mentioned above, before MacKay, Thomas had Johnson on the bag, who had previously been caddying for American Steve Stricker.

The American had to reduce his playing schedule due to his back surgery, so in 2015, Stricker gave Johnson his blessing to work with young up-and-coming player Justin Thomas.

“I’m trying to get him to play his game and just letting the results take care of themselves,” Johnson said following Justin Thomas’s first PGA Tour victory at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in 2015.


Thomas and Johnson on the final round of his victorious Players Championship weekend in 2021

“It’s fun working for these young golfers because they have this carefree attitude that is infectious. It’s keeping me young and on my toes.”

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Johnson has been a caddie for around 25 years now since 1995 and has previous experience of caddying for Nick Price, Charles Howell and Steve Stricker.

In other words he is considered a veteran amongst today’s caddie ranks, being in his sixties. We are yet to confirm what he intends to do now his partnership with Thomas has ended.

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