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].
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Italian Open: the 80th playing of this prestigious European event will see many 2023 Ryder Cup hopefuls build their “local knowledge” of the Marco Simone course in Rome. (May 4-7). Ryder Cup (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Jon Rahm: dedicated his emphatic Masters Tournament win to the late Seve Ballesteros. “Rahmbo’s” victory came on the day his fellow countryman and golfing inspiration would have turned 66 years of age.
Steve Stricker: four-time senior major championship winner, chases a fifth title as he defends at the 34th Regions Tradition (May 11-14), the first senior major of 2023.
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.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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