FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
“BONES” JOINS NBC SPORTS – CONF. CALL AT 11:30 A.M. ET
Veteran TOUR Caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay Joining NBC Sports as On-Course Reporter;
to Make Debut at 146TH Open & Contribute to Coverage of FedExCup Playoffs, Presidents Cup
Mackay & Tommy Roy (Lead Producer, Golf, NBC Sports) to Discuss Announcement, Answer Questions
NBC Sports Group Media Conference Call
TODAY, July 6, 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT
Media Dial-in Number:
NBC Sports Group today announced that Jim “Bones” Mackay officially will join the network’s live tournament coverage as an on-course reporter, adding his unique perspective to Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of The Open, FedExCup Playoffs and Presidents Cup in 2017.
At 11:30 a.m. ET today, Mackay, along with NBC Sports’ lead golf producer, Tommy Roy, will discuss the announcement and answer questions from media.
This is the first occasion in which a full-time PGA TOUR caddie has been signed for a tournament broadcasting role. However, Mackay’s decision to join NBC Sports Group isn’t the first time he’s traded in a caddie bib for a microphone, as he – along with fellow caddie John “Woody” Wood – took part in Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage as on-course reporters at the 2015 RSM Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Media wishing to listen or ask questions are welcome to call the toll-free number above.
-NBC Sports Group-