Jordan Spieth, the recently named PGA Tour Player of the Year, made a change to his equip- ment during the FedEx Cup playoffs. No, not he iron switch that lasted just one event, but
rather a change to his spikes, to Champ’s prototype PiViX.
A new lightweight design from Champ, the spikes have wave-like arms that flex into the turf to provide traction throughout the rotation of the swing. The spike also uses the company’s SLIM-Lok fastening system for ease of swapping out
worn spikes. Spieth first put the spikes in his Under Armour
shoes at the Barclays, when he used a set with a purple-and-white color scheme. But Spieth wanted them in his University of Texas burnt orange and white, so the company obliged
at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and Spieth has worn
them since. The PiViX will launch at retail later this year at a
cost of $15 for a pack of 18 spikes. —E. Michael Johnson
NEW CHAMP SPIKES
Ride the wave:
arms of the
grab the turf.