CROMWELL, Conn. – Like the vast majority of the golf world, Jordan Spieth was surprised by Tuesday’s news that Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay had split. “I never thought Bones would be back on the market,” he laughed on Wednesday at the Travelers Championship. “I tease Michael [Greller] about that.” Mickelson and Mackay had been together 25 years and stood as the game’s longest tenured player-caddie combination. The duo also had one of the most unique relationships, with Mackay serving a pivotal role in Lefty’s success. It’s the kind of relationship to which Spieth can relate. Although Spieth and Greller have only been together since 2012, when Spieth turned pro, the
CROMWELL, Conn. – Brian Harman has moved on. He’s not fixated on his major near-miss last week at the U.S. Open, the final-round 72 that dropped him into a tie for second, or even his victory last month at the Wells Fargo Championship. When the left-hander teed off early Thursday at the Travelers Championship those chapters were closed, and he immediately began a new phase. “I put all that to bed,” Harman said. “Once the tournament's over with, it's over with for me. Obviously I would have loved to have won last week but my focus is on this week and trying to play well.” To prove the point, Harman birdied his first two holes on Day 1 at TPC River Highlands, turned in 2 under, and opened his closing
Jason Day needs a pick-me-up at the Travelers. Tiger Woods took time out from his injury and medication rehab to reach out with some tips, but Jason Day was too angry with himself to get back to his mentor. Maybe Jason Day should have called Tiger Woods back after all.