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Do we know if JT is paying Bones for caddying for him?  I assume he is but he did apparently loop in the past without getting paid.  Do we know if NBC was paying him? 20170613_123517.jpg.48fe063d1f7660e4b51c78abc0722435.jpg

Picture of Bones working for a golfer that wouldn't show up for this tournament(Erin Hills Open) and hadn't been paying him when he did use him.

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Yes he’s being paid by JT. He also gets paid for being on air when he does that work. 

He literally said in the post round interview that he was only going to go back on a bag for someone special. 

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HOW MUCH DOES JUSTIN THOMAS' CADDIE MAKE?

It was estimated that Jimmy Johnson earned $500,000 in 2020. To put it bluntly Thomas is an absolute cash machine. Say a caddie gets 5 per cent of any finish outside the top 10, 6-8 per cent of a top 10 and 10 per cent of a win that is going to add up very quickly given how much Thomas finishes near the very top of the leaderboard.

You'd also like to think that Thomas was on the generous end of the paymaster bracket and that Mackay is very well looked after with his basic wage. 

https://www.golfmonthly.com/features/the-game/justin-thomas-caddie-161760

Thought this was interesting too (never did like Phil, way more so now with LIV etc...)

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It's tradition for caddies to keep the 18th flag from their wins on the PGA Tour, but according to Shipnuck, Mickelson would keep the flags as souvenirs for his own family, rather than pass them along to his caddie.

Per Shipnuck's book: "That's a giant f***-you to a caddie," says someone very close to Mackay. "When Phil wins the Masters, he gets the green jacket, the trophy, the big check, all the glory. He had to take the flags, too? Every other caddie who has ever won the Masters got to keep the eighteenth-hole flag. For Phil not to follow tradition was hugely disrespectful." During the week of the Phoenix Open, the Mackays would often host dinner parties for players and caddies at their home, and a frequent question was "Where are all the flags?" It nettled Mackay in a way that is hard for any outsider to understand.

While Mickelson would eventually send Bones some of the 18th flags from their wins together in the midst of their breakup, "Phil autographed them in comically large letters, which Mackay felt disfigured the keepsakes," according to Shipnuck's book.

On Sunday at the PGA Championship after Thomas' win, Bones got a flag all his own.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justin-thomas-caddie-finally-got-163011564.html

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People seem to forget that while publicly the Phil/Bones split was "mutual", it was in fact Bones who fired Phil because Phil owed Bones almost $1MM and wasn't paying him because Phil was broke

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2 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Yes he’s being paid by JT. He also gets paid for being on air when he does that work. 

He literally said in the post round interview that he was only going to go back on a bag for someone special. 

Does this extend to him appearing on CBS and ESPN telecasts as his contract is with Golf Channel/NBC Sports? If it does, that's the sweetest gig in the world to double dip. 

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24 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

Does this extend to him appearing on CBS and ESPN telecasts as his contract is with Golf Channel/NBC Sports? If it does, that's the sweetest gig in the world to double dip. 

I have no idea as I’m not his agent, but I would be shocked if he’s working for free on tv. Bones is commodity that tv channels want. He’s going to command top dollar for whatever he does and isn’t going to shirt change himself. He will have a long tv career if he chooses to stick around. 

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1 hour ago, Middler said:

I’m reading the Shipnuck book. After Phil won his first tournament he gave the flag to his grandfather who hung it in the kitchen. It seems that particular tradition started there.

 

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4 hours ago, Berg Ryman said:

Does this extend to him appearing on CBS and ESPN telecasts as his contract is with Golf Channel/NBC Sports? If it does, that's the sweetest gig in the world to double dip. 

He's still doing TV? I assumed he was full time with JT, who has a reasonably full schedule - but I guess Bones could do TV on weeks when JT isn't playing. Just asking...

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9 minutes ago, Middler said:

He's still doing TV? I assumed he was full time with JT, who has a reasonably full schedule - but I guess Bones could do TV on weeks when JT isn't playing. Just asking...

No clue, I'm so checked out on tour right now... probably shouldn't have even jumped in this discussion.

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Not to mention the fact that Phil used to keep the flags from all of his winning events, even his win at Augusta.  All caddy's usually were given the flag as a memento of each tournament he was looping for.  But Phil kept all of them.  He said he wanted to "give them to his grandfather."  Bones was a bit P-O'd about that to say the least.  Phil eventually gave them to him after they parted ways but he signed them all with condescending remarks in big letters.  So Bones has yet to display them in his home.  

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7 hours ago, MattWillGolf said:

After Phil won his first tournament he gave the flag to his grandfather who hung it in the kitchen. It seems that particular tradition started there.

And the other 40+ flags? Couldn’t give ANY to Bones like every other caddy?

Way, way, way overdue.

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If this situation was so bad with Phil, why didn't he just caddie for someone else years ago. If you allow yourself to be treated in a way you don't like to be, it's on you. Plus, why does everything have to be a certain way? Phil is the boss, Bones is the employer. If he wants the flags then that is the way it is unless they had a contract saying otherwise. Phil is an a$$hole in a lot of cases but it's his business to right the ship or sink it, you don't have to be on it.

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On 5/24/2022 at 10:05 AM, MattWillGolf said:

I’m reading the Shipnuck book. After Phil won his first tournament he gave the flag to his grandfather who hung it in the kitchen. It seems that particular tradition started there.

You mean where he broke tradition. 

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On 5/25/2022 at 9:08 AM, Muckinfiddle said:

If this situation was so bad with Phil, why didn't he just caddie for someone else years ago. If you allow yourself to be treated in a way you don't like to be, it's on you. Plus, why does everything have to be a certain way? Phil is the boss, Bones is the employer. If he wants the flags then that is the way it is unless they had a contract saying otherwise. Phil is an a$$hole in a lot of cases but it's his business to right the ship or sink it, you don't have to be on it.

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