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Winners Wear Cleats: 16 of Top 20 at BMW Championship Chose Cleated Footwear

Posted on August 20 2019

Winners Wear Cleats: 16 of Top 20 at BMW Championship Chose Cleated Footwear

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., August 19, 2019 – The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs moved to Medinah Country Club this week for the BMW Championship, and once again, cleated footwear was the choice of the event winner and 16 of the top 20 finishers. With a trip to next week’s Tour Championship on the line, the world’s best golfers demonstrated that the stability provided by Softspikes® and Champ® replaceable cleats delivers accurate shots and lower scores.

“With the FedEx Cup up for grabs, players are using the equipment that they trust, and that includes replaceable cleats rather than spikeless or tennis-shoe style footwear,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for Pridesports®. “There are 15 million reasons why these players prefer the superior traction that can only be provided by replaceable cleat technology.”

At the BMW Championship, the event winner claimed his 10th career PGA Tour victory wearing FootJoy® Icon shoes with Champ® Pro-Stinger FT cleats.

On the other professional tours, the winner of the European Tour’s D+D Real Czech Masters chose Nike footwear with Softspikes® Pivix cleats, while the Champion’s Tour winner at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open wore FootJoy® Fiery footwear with Softspikes® Pulsar cleats.

At the Korn Ferry Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the winner wore Nike Vapor React 2 footwear with Black Widow replaceable cleats from Softspikes®. On the Asian Tour, the winner of the Sarawak Championship chose FootJoy® shoes with Softspikes® Pulsar cleats.

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®.