Vijay compained to tournament officials that Phil (playing in the group in front of him) was wearing metal spikes that were too long and creating spike marks in the green. “He said on the 12th hole that someone in the group in front was tracking the green with his shoes,” said Steve Rintoul, a PGA Tour rules official working at the Masters.
This isn’t the first tiff these two have had. They have a history of getting under each other’s skin.
I wonder if I played Augusta they’d let me wear steel spikes? Probably not.