BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 13, 2021 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms the winner of the 2021 Masters Tournament relied on Silver Tornado® cleats from Softspikes® in his Asics shoes to capture a one-shot victory at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 29-year-old became the first Japanese golfer to win the Masters, which was his 15th professional victory worldwide. Over the past 22 Masters Tournaments, 20 champions have worn replaceable spikes to provide the stability and confidence needed to play well at Augusta National. This year, 23 of the top-33 finishers used cleats from Softspikes® and CHAMP®.
“Once again we see that on golf’s biggest stages, the best in the world rely on our replaceable cleats to get the job done,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group. “Regardless of the turf conditions or weather, golfers trust our spikes because they provide optimum traction to maximize distance, accuracy and control.”
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 www.golfspikes.com.
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 www.champspikes.com and www.Softspikes.com.
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®.