Name:Alexander "Alex" Čejka
Born:Dec 2, 1970 in Mariánské Lázně, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Original/Home Club:Marienbad, Germany
Senior MAJORS (3): The Tradition (2021); Senior PGA Championship (2021); Senior Open (2023). 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. Aged 18 he turned professional as a golfer, recording the first of his four European Tour wins six years later in 1995. He added a PGA Tour win in 2015 in the Puerto Rico Open, his 287th start on the PGA Tour.
Joining the PGA Tour Champions in 2021, Čejka's first three wins on that tour gave him three senior major titles ... The Tradition (2021), Senior PGA Championship (2021) and Senior Open Championship (2023). Two of these titles were clinched in playoffs.
The Senior Open presented by Rolex (36th) (July 27-30). Rain and high winds created a high-scoring final day, at the end of which Alex Čejka (Ger) beat Pádraig Harrington (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). This was Čejka's third senior major title, and the second consecutive year Harrington came a close second. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].
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 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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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