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PrideSports’ Replaceable Spikes Used by Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship

Posted on May 21 2021

PrideSports’ Replaceable Spikes Used by Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 16, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms the winner of THE PLAYERS Championship relied on Champ® Metal-Stinger spikes in his FootJoy Icon shoes to capture a dramatic one-shot victory at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Capturing his 14th PGA TOUR title, the 27-year-old carded a four-under-par final round of 68 to win by one-shot. With the victory, he climbs into the No.2 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. Beyond the winner, 20 of the top-28 finishers at the event also preferred replaceable spikes over spikeless alternatives. 

“THE PLAYERS is one of the most high-profile events of the season, and in order for a golfer to win at Sawgrass they need to excel in every aspect of the game.” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group. “Our cleats allow these elite athletes to have total confidence they can execute any shot without fear of losing traction, helping them unlock their full potential.”

Replacement Softspikes® and CHAMP® cleats can be purchased in the golf section of most large retailers, sporting goods stores, golf specialty and golf course pro shops across the country. Cleats can also be purchased online from any of these locations, your favorite online store or directly from

PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP® and Softspikes® brands. The company recommends golfers change their cleats every six to eight months – or even more frequently based on use – to ensure golfers get the maximum performance out of their footwear.

CHAMP’s Helix®, Zarma Tour® and Stinger® cleats, as well as Softspikes’ Pivix®, Pulsar®, Silver Tornado and Stealth® cleats, dominate the OEM and secondary market in terms of performance and sales. More information can be found at and


About PrideSports

Headquartered in Brentwood, TN with offices across America, Europe and Asia, PrideSports provides traction elements and retention systems to athletic footwear manufacturers around the globe as well providing its CHAMP and Softspikes branded products to retail channels worldwide - maintaining a preeminent position within golf, soccer, baseball, football and other sports. In addition, the company provides a full line of golf accessories and is the largest producer and distributor of golf tees in the world, with brands including Pride Golf Tee®, Pride Professional Tee System® (PTS) and Zarma Fly Tee®.