Who's who: Alex Čejka

  • Alex Cejka Champion of the Regions Tradition 2021
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  • Alex Cejka Champion of the Regions Tradition 2021
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Who's who: Alex Čejka

  • Name:

    Alexander "Alex" Čejka
  • Country:

    Czech Republic
  • Born:

    Dec 2, 1970 in Mariánské Lázně, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Marienbad, Germany
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1989

Roll of Honour

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.

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Alex Čejka

2021
Majors
272 (-8)
$585,000
KitchenAid

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$585,000

Title sponsor

KitchenAid

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].

2021
Majors
Greystone G&CC
270 (-18)
$375,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Regions

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

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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].

2002
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
272 (-12)
€239,640
Lancôme

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

€239,640

Title sponsor

Lancôme

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].

1995
Europe
282 (-2)
£125,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

£125,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

1995
Europe
Islantilla GC
278 (-6)
£49,344
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Venue

Islantilla GC

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£49,344

Title sponsor

Turespana

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].

1995
Europe
267 (-21)
£41,660
Hohe Brucke

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cejka, Alex

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Hohe Brucke

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].

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