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Mackay is Lefty's right-hand man

Updated: March 13, 2006, 3:17 PM ET
By Bob Verdi | Golf World

It appeared to be an alligator and it looked hungry, but you know Phil Mickelson. He's a high-wire act who doesn't frighten easily, and besides, this was only a pro-am before the 1996 MCI Classic at Hilton Head Island. So, Phil the Thrill took a step toward the carnivorous beast, then another step, while his caddie, Jim (Bones) Mackay, rubbed his eyes. "We're near the 12th tee, and this thing is five feet long," Mackay recalls. "Phil walks right toward the gator and dives on it. I'm screaming, ...

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