About a few weeks ago, when long time caddie Phil Mickelson and Jim Mackay “Bones” announced their split, it was surprising; both used their statements to joke famous veto power of Bones’.
Once a year, on the course, the caddie could override the decision of Mickelson, which came with some exceptions. The Lefty also joked about “vetoes are non-transferable” with concerns to his new caddie, who is happens to be his brother Tim. He is well seen together now and enjoying the companionship.
The pair of Mickelson and Tim had their first day appearance on the course after the breakup with Bones at the Greenbrier Classic, here Mickelson shot a 3-under 67. The question here is so how did it go? Through PGATour.com:
Tim said, “To admit at the first, for him I had one bad number on the second hole, but as he hit it I caught it besides that easy peasy”.
“Instead of the front, I went off the middle number, but I caught myself as soon as I looked up, I knew it was off because my eyes are not that bad. So we fixed it”.
But what about the all-important veto?
When asked about the veto powers that Mackay had, Tim answer was straight to the point.
He said, “I don’t want it. It is not like I don’t know him; I have known him for 40 years as a person. As far as the game is concerned, I have no knowledge of it. Thus, I am not going to even step in. I am happy with what I have. Taking the veto won’t develop the prowess in me that he has. So, it is better, we both do what we are good at and not any other thing”.