Name:Alexander "Alex" Čejka
Born:Dec 2, 1970 in Mariánské Lázně, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Original/Home Club:Marienbad, Germany
Senior MAJORS (2): The Tradition (2021); Senior PGA Championship (2021). Multiple European Tour (4) and PGA Tour (1) winner. 12-time World Cup of Golf player representing Germany.
Alex Čejka was born in what was then Czechoslovakia, leaving with his parents as a refugee at the age of nine. He eventually settled and lived in Munich, where he took German citizenship.
The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (81st) (May 27-30). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA) finished 4 shots behind Alex Čejka (Czech/Ger), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win and his second major championship success, coming three weeks after winning his first senior major title. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
The Regions Tradition (32nd) (May 6-9). 50-year-old Alex Čejka (Czech/Ger) beat defending champion Steve Stricker (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour Champions win and his first major championship success. [Founders course, Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (Mar 5-8). 44-year-old Alex Čejka (Ger) beat Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Tim Petrovic (USA), Jon Curran (USA) and Sam Saunders (USA) with a birdie four at the first playoff hole. Playing in his 287th start on the Tour, Čejka recorded his first and only PGA Tour win. [Championship course, Grand Reserve GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Trump Intl GC].
Played as the Trophée Lancôme (Oct 10-13). Second-placed Carlos Rodiles (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Čejka (Ger). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 26-29; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Čejka (Ger). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Played as the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia (March 2-5). Second-placed Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old Čejka (Czech/Ger), who recorded the first of his four European Tour wins. [Islantilla GC, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain].
Played as the Hohe Brucke Open (Aug 10-13; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Ignacio Garrido (Esp), Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) and Rolf Muntz (Neth) finished 4 shots behind Cejka (Ger). [Waldviertel course, Golfresort Haugschlag, Lower Austria].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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