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.
Played as the inaugural JCB Championship (Jul 29-31). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Alex Čejka (Ger), who recorded his first European Senior (Legends) Tour win on European soil. [JCB G&CC, Rocester, nr Uttoxeter, Staffs].
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 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 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 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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
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