/Phil Mickelson's split with caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay probably isn't what you think

Phil Mickelson's split with caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay probably isn't what you think

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Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay are parting ways after 25 years together.
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OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Splits are never easy. Handling them with grace and maturity is even harder.

Just as they once set the standard for stability, Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay are showing that it’s possible to part on good terms. There has been no public ugliness, no name calling, no recriminations. Only love, respect and a recognition that all good things eventually come to an end.

“I’ve cherished these last 25 years together with Bones,” Mickelson said Monday after taking part in a skills challenge at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. “We’ve gone through highs and lows on the course. We’ve gone through highs and lows off the course.”

Mickelson and Mackay announced June 20 that they were ending their working relationship, and the split still seems surreal. Mackay had been on…

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