On-Course Reporter, Golf Channel

Jim “Bones” Mackay joined NBC Sports in 2017 as an on-course reporter for the network’s PGA TOUR live tournament coverage. Now a full-time caddie for PGA TOUR player Justin Thomas, Mackay serves as an in-course reporter for select events, including the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

The addition of Mackay marked the first occasion in which a full-time PGA TOUR caddie signed on for a regular tournament broadcasting role. However, Mackay’s decision to join NBC Sports wasn’t the first time he traded in a caddie bib for a microphone, as he took part in GOLF Channel’s live tournament coverage as an on-course reporter at the 2015 RSM Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Mackay caddied for five-time major champion Phil Mickelson during a 25-year stretch that ultimately would encompass a Hall of Fame career with 42 PGA TOUR wins, in addition to representing the United States on 22 consecutive occasions as a member of Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams.