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Hunter Mahan

Golf Channel to use caddies in broadcast at Sea Island

The caddies for Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar will carry a lighter load on the PGA Tour next week — microphones instead of golf bags.

Golf Channel has hired Jim "Bones" Mackay and John Wood as part of its broadcast team for two days next week during the RSM Classic at Sea Island in Georgia. Mackay has been Mickelson's only caddie on the PGA Tour. Wood spent nine years with Hunter Mahan until leaving to work for Kuchar in 2016.

"What's going to be pretty cool is hearing their point of view on what's going on," Tommy Roy, the golf producer for NBC Sports and Golf Channel, said Thursday. "We hear so many players refer to "we" and it's...