Alex Čejka

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Alex Čejka
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Čejka
Born (1970-12-02) 2 December 1970 (age 46)
Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  Czechoslovakia
 Germany
Residence Munich, Germany
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Career
College None
Turned professional 1989
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 4
Web.com Tour 1
Challenge Tour 4
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 26th: 2004
U.S. Open T8: 2010
The Open Championship T11: 1996
PGA Championship 4th: 2003

Alexander Čejka (born 2 December 1970) is a Czech/German professional golfer.

Čejka was born in Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia. He left Czechoslovakia with his parents as a refugee at the age of nine, eventually settling in Munich, where he lived for many years, becoming a German citizen. Čejka currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and also has a home in Prague.

Professional career[edit]

Čejka turned professional in 1989 and played on the European Tour from 1992 to 2002. His biggest tournament win was the Volvo Masters at Valderrama in 1995. That year he came 6th on the European Tour's Order of Merit. Since 2003 he has played mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour. In 2003 he reached as high as No. 33 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Čejka took a five-shot lead into the final round of the 2009 Players Championship after rounds of 66, 67, and 72. He shot a 42 on the front nine, however, en route to a 79 and an eight-stroke loss to Henrik Stenson.

He has represented Germany in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup 11 times, most recently in 2011 at Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan Island, teaming with partner Martin Kaymer to tie for second, two strokes behind the winning United States team of Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland. Čejka has teamed with Kaymer in Germany's last four World Cup appearances.

In 2012 Čejka finished 177th on the PGA Tour and moved to the Web.com Tour. He finished 64th in 2013, then 6th in 2014 to earn a return to the PGA Tour.

Čejka won his first PGA Tour event in his 287th Tour start, the 2015 Puerto Rico Open. Two players bogeyed the 18th hole ensuring a five-man playoff; Čejka won with a birdie at the first playoff hole.[1] He also is the first golfer born in the Czech Republic to win a PGA Tour event and first non-American to win the Puerto Rico Open.

Professional wins (12)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 8 Mar 2015 Puerto Rico Open 70-67-75-69=281 −7 Playoff United States Jon Curran, Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Tim Petrovic, United States Sam Saunders

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Puerto Rico Open United States Jon Curran, Argentina Emiliano Grillo,
United States Tim Petrovic, United States Sam Saunders
Won with birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 5 Mar 1995 Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia −6 (71-68-70-69=278) 3 strokes Italy Costantino Rocca
2 13 Aug 1995 Hohe Brücke Open −21 (61-68-68-70=267) 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido, Netherlands Rolf Muntz,
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
3 29 Oct 1995 Volvo Masters −2 (74-66-72-70=282) 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
4 13 Oct 2002 Trophée Lancôme −12 (64-68-72-68=272) 2 strokes Spain Carlos Rodiles

Challenge Tour wins (4)[edit]

Web.com Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Feb 2014 Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship 68-68-63=199 −14 3 strokes United States Andrew Putnam

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament 44 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T50 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T11 CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship T52 DNP DNP T65
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP 26 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T61 T60 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T13 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP 4 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP T35 DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T8 CUT T41 DNP T60 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 3
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 4 23 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Cejka gets 1st PGA Tour victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 March 2015. 

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