MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Jan. 31, 2012) -- CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - confirms more players at both the Farmers Insurance Open and Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship relied on its renowned spikes, including the winner of the latter event.
Continuing the trend of strong performances for CHAMP users, the brand was trusted by six of the top-10 finishers at the Farmers Insurance Open, contested at Torrey Pines (South Course) in La Jolla, CA. On the European Tour, the victor's spike of choice for the third straight week was the company's ScorpionSTINGER™. Nine top-10 finishers and more than 75 percent of the competitors at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates, relied on CHAMP.
"When it comes to their equipment, Tour players are among the most discerning athletes in the world," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "It's no surprise that CHAMP spikes are overwhelmingly preferred by the majority of professionals because they ensure maximum traction, stability and comfort."
The #1 Brand on Tour® and choice of 27 of the last 33 major winners, CHAMP offers a wide range of technically-advanced spikes, including the new Zarma® with patented cushion technology. Beyond the cleat category, the company recently launched the Zarma FLYtee™. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-year heritage of industry-changing solutions, the FLYtee has quickly become one of the most-used tees on Tour. Made with durable, environmentally-friendly materials, its six-pronged head and shallow cup reduces friction, increases distance and improves accuracy.
With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world's largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.