LOS ANGELES – After a few weeks of working with a caddie-by-committee concept, Justin Thomas has longtime looper Jimmy Johnson back on the bag for this week’s Genesis Open.

Johnson had to be replaced at the year-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Thomas’ father, Mike, caddied for the reigning player of the year at Kapalua and former-caddie-turned-on course-announcer Jim “Bones” Mackay stepped in the next week at the Sony Open. Thomas’ putting coach Matt Killen caddied at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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“It’s nice to be back and get our rhythm. It’s little things here and there that, I hadn’t forgot about, but I maybe took for granted by having someone you’re so comfortable with,” Thomas said on Wednesday following his pro-am.

Thomas, who tied for 17th in his last start at TPC Scottsdale, said the duo has fallen right back into the same routines and that Johnson is feeling much better.

“Being comfortable asking what clubs to hit. He knows my game when we get under the gun and there is a little bit pressure on the line,” Thomas said. “Matt knows my game really well, but Bones didn’t know exactly how far I hit my clubs, it’s good having him back.”

JT reunited with caddie Johnson at Genesis

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