BRENTWOOD, Tenn., October 22, 2018 – There is a new top player in the World Golf Ranking and he is a long-time wearer of cleated footwear. With a four-stroke victory in The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, the reigning back-to-back U.S. Open Champion ascended to the top ranking.

His victory was part of another big weekend for golfers wearing replaceable cleat technology. 

“Across the world, the top golfers relied on cleated footwear as a key component of their victories,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports. “From South Korea to Spain to China and the U.S., we covered the world with wins this past weekend.”

At The CJ Cup, 27 of the top 29 finishers chose replaceable cleat technology over spikeless/tennis shows. Additionally, winners of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic on the PGA Tour Champions, the Buick LPGA Shanghai and the European Tour’s Andalucia Valderrama Masters all chose to wear footwear with cleats for maximum traction and stability.

PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP® and Softspikes® brands. 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. 

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®.


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