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PrideSports’ replaceable spikes and performance tees used by U.S. Open champion

The winner used Pro-Stinger cleats and the 3¼-inch Professional Tee System Titanium Strength tees

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., September 23, 2020 – The MacNeill Pride Group confirms the winner of the U.S. Open Championship relied on the Champ® Pro-Stringer model in his Puma Pwradapt Caged shoes, as well as trusting Pride’s Professional Tee System™ (PTS) Titanium Strength™ tees to average more than 325 yards in driving distance throughout the week at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Capturing his first major championship, the 27-year-old dominated the field with a six-stroke margin of victory and was the only player who finished under-par. The leader in the driving distance statistical category during the 2019/2020 PGA TOUR season, he trusted the Pro-Stinger’s unique blend of plastic and metal to maintain optimal turf traction during his powerful swing. His preferred golf tees were the 3¼ inch gray/blue model in the Professional Tee System™ (PTS) Titanium Strength™ line-up, which is a traditional wooden option with a thicker shank for improved durability and longer lifespan.

Beyond the U.S. Open victory, which was the second major of the season captured by a player relying on PrideSports’ replaceable spikes, the winner of the European Tour’s Open de Portugal at Royal Obidos used the Pulsar® from Softspikes® in his Footjoy Icon shoes.

“This year’s U.S. Open champion creates incredible torque and needed to have total confidence that his footwear would keep him stable throughout the swing, which is why he chose our cleats” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports/MacNeill-Pride Group.

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.

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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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Verde Brand Communications
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