Phil Mickelson will have a different caddie on the bag this week at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Invitational.
Lefty’s brother Tim, a former agent at Lagardère Sports and college golf coach at San Diego and Arizona State, took over the looping duties in 2017 when Phil’s longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay joined NBC and the Golf Channel as an on-course commentator.
On Wednesday afternoon Tim took to Twitter to reveal he was dealing with “a couple lingering injuries” and needed to take the week off to recover. This week at the Genesis Invitational Phil will have Andrew Getson on the bag.
Due to a couple lingering injuries, with Phil’s blessing and encouragement I’m taking this week off from caddying to rest and recover. Andrew Getson will be on the bag this week for me. Gotta be healthy for the ‘majors’ stretch coming up soon.
— Tim Mickelson (@goodwalkspoiled) February 12, 2020
Getson, a star junior golfer as a child and former professional on the Asian, Australian and then-Nationwide Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour) resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a golf instructor.
Phil finished third while attempting to defend his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title last week at Pebble Beach Golf Links and will compete in his fifth consecutive event this week. He previously missed the cut at both the American Express and Farmers Insurance Open before heading to the European Tour’s Saudi International, where he finished T-3 the first week of February.