MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Jan. 15, 2013) -- CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide - The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories - confirms its renowned spikes were used by the winner and four top-10 finishers at the Sony Open, according to Darrell Survey.
In becoming the first PGA Tour rookie to win his debut in 10 years, the champion set a Sony Open scoring record at the Waialae County Club in Honolulu, HI. To ensure optimal comfort and traction, he trusted the company's Zarma® model featuring unique Lotus technology that softens the impact of walking by reducing spike pressure.
"PGA Tour players rigorously test every facet of their equipment before finding the specific ingredients that best complement their games and produce optimum results," says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "CHAMP's technologically advanced spikes are trusted by more professionals and amateurs around the globe because they ensure maximum traction, stability and comfort."
The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes were used by three of the four major winners in 2012 and have been trusted by the victor at 30 of the past 40 majors.
Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products, including the Zarma FLYtee™. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering's unrivalled 80-plus year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. Made with extremely durable 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.