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I only watched a few of the final hours but did see some players with common plastic spikes but i saw none with traditional steel spikes.  Did any viewer see steel spikes, or did anyone in person at Augusta see steel spikes on golfers?

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I know more and more pros are going soft spike now.

But I think Bubba has steel spikes, and I know for sure Phil has steel spikes. I think because their swings and footwork that still require having steel spikes.

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Originally Posted by Motley01

I know more and more pros are going soft spike now.

But I think Bubba has steel spikes, and I know for sure Phil has steel spikes. I think because their swings and footwork that still require having steel spikes.



Phil was wearing soft spikes at the Masters-

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Originally Posted by granitegolf

Phil was wearing soft spikes at the Masters-



Oh really? He was huh? I didn't even notice. Must be the first time he's worn soft spike there. Or maybe he just starting using them this year?

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Thought he only did on Saturday, when he was paired with Vijay, lol.

Originally Posted by granitegolf

Phil was wearing soft spikes at the Masters-



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You could definitely tell what Bubba was wearing walking down the path from the 18th to the scoring room.

I miss the sound of metal spikes.

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Does anyone this it's time to ban metal spikes on tour? With all the bitching by pros about spike marks (I love how the tamp them down after they - presumably - make them miss a putt lol), why not just go to soft spikes?

Yeah I know, there will be complaining about apparent loss of traction & footing & so on. But the technology seems to have gotten to the point that that's not so much an issue now...?

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I read a lot of the guys wear those hybrid spikes which are plastic around the outside but have a metal spike in the middle.

Like this:

http://www.champspikes.com/products/golf/spikes/pro-stinger/

As opposed to the big old school spikes that Jiminez wears quite often.

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Does anyone this it's time to ban metal spikes on tour? With all the bitching by pros about spike marks (I love how the tamp them down after they - presumably - make them miss a putt lol), why not just go to soft spikes? Yeah I know, there will be complaining about apparent loss of traction & footing & so on. But the technology seems to have gotten to the point that that's not so much an issue now...?

I don't see the point of legislating it, and I don't think the players will either. Softspikes are overwhelmingly popular among non-Tour players, especially among juniors who have never played them, that I think we'll see them phased out within a pretty short period of time. Anyway, the amount of players on the PGA Tour the still use them is already very small.

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