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Official World Golf Ranking: 1171
Born: Wed,Dec 2,1970 - Marienbad, Czechoslovakia
Age: 50y 10m 19d, Nationality: CZE
Height: 5'10, Weight: 170lbs
Home: Las Vegas, Nev.
Turned Pro: 1989, Joined PGA Tour: 2003, Joined Champions Tour: 2021, Joined European Tour: 1992
Notes: In 1980, at the age of 9, Cejka and his father escaped from Czechoslovakia traveling by foot, train, swimming, and bicycle to Yugoslavia, Italy, and Switzerland before settling down in Frankfurt, Germany. Two years later, Cejka took up golf and by the age of 16, was good enough to finish fifth in the Austrian Amateur Open. Three years later he turned professional and won his native Czech Open twice, in 1990 and 1992. After his sixth try in Q-school, finally got his European T...

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Alex Cejka

In 1980, at the age of 9, Cejka and his father escaped from Czechoslovakia traveling by foot, train, swimming, and bicycle to Yugoslavia, Italy, and Switzerland before settling down in Frankfurt, Germany. Two years later, Cejka took up golf and by the age of 16, was good enough to finish fifth in the Austrian Amateur Open. Three years later he turned professional and won his native Czech Open twice, in 1990 and 1992. After his sixth try in Q-school, finally got his European Tour card in 1993. Played on that tour full-time from 1994 until 2003 after getting his PGA Tour card in 2002 with a tie for 2nd at Q-School.
Along with his win in Puerto Rico, he has two runner-up finishes at the 2003 B.C. Open and 2004 at The International. Has had severe allergy issues most of his life but they were worst in 2011 forcing him to take some time off, causing him to finish outside of the top-125 for the first time since joining the PGA Tour in 2003.
2012 Notes: Played out of a Major Medical Extension but failed to earn $323,264 in his first five PGA Tour starts to extend his exemption. Ended the year with 12 starts, a T-18th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans his best outing. Made two Korn Ferry Tour starts, making the cut at the Stadion Classic at UGA and finishing T57 in Athens, Ga. Finished 177th in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and 183rd on the money list. Went back to Q-School but finished T-32nd which meant he had to play on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2013.
2013 Korn Ferry Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21 in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.34 (ranked 39th); money $84,772 (ranked 73); best finish, 6th United Leasing Championship. Played twice on the PGA Tour, missed cut at AT&T Pebble Beach and Reno-Tahoe. Finished the year playing in four events on the Asian Tour, best finish T-12th King's Cup.
2014 Korn Ferry Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15 in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.02 (ranked 27th); money $276,448 (ranked 6th); best finish, win Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship. Officially secured his 2014-15 PGA Tour card at the conclusion of the Regular Season in late August (sixth on the money list), setting up his return to the PGA Tour, where he last played in 2012.
2015 Notes: Claimed his first PGA Tour win by making a 20-foot putt for a birdie-4 on the first playoff hole to defeat Sam Saunders, Emiliano Grillo, Jon Curran, and Tim Petrovic at the Puerto Rico Open. The last five-man playoff on Tour was at the 2005 BellSouth Classic won by Phil Mickelson. Earned the victory at age 44 years, 3 months, 6 days in his 287th career Tour start. Is the third oldest first-time winner on Tour since 1970 behind Ed Dougherty and Ken Duke. The win was his only top-ten of the year, his next best finish is T-11th at the Shell Houston Open. In 30 starts made 18 cuts, he was 71st in the FedExCup standings and 79th on the money list.
2016 Notes: Played in 22 PGA Tour events making 15 cuts with four top-ten finishes. Was 83rd in the FedExCup race. Started his year with a T-2nd at the Shriners Hospitals, one back of winner Smylie Kaufman. Also had a T-6th at the RSM Classic, a T-9th at the Players, and a T-5th at the RBC Candian Open. Cejka represented Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where he finished T-21st in the 60-player field.
2017 Notes: Played in 28 PGA Tour events making 16 cuts with one top-ten finish. Was 149th in the FedExCup points list. His best finish was T-9th at the Greenbrier Classic.
2018 Notes: Played in 24 PGA Tour events making 16 cuts with two top-ten finishes. Was 108th on the FedExCup points list. Posted a 72-hole score of 9-under 275 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, good for a spot in the playoff with Whee Kim and eventual champion Patrick Cantlay, who won on the second extra hole. Began the final round eight strokes back, but the Las Vegas resident (who was making his 12th start in the event) posted the low round of the week with an 8-under 63. Birdied four of his last six holes on the final day to get into the playoff. The T2 finish marked his best showing on the PGA TOUR since he finished runner-up at the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The next week was T-9th at the Mayakoba Classic. Got into the playoffs in the first event was T-56th at the Northern Trust.
2019 Notes: Played in 22 PGA Tour events making 8 cuts with two top-25 finishes. Was 203rd on the FedExCup points list. Best finish was T-13th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans partnered with Alex Prugh. His best individual finish was T-18th at the Barracuda Championship.
2020 & 2021 Notes: Played both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour. In nine PGA Tour starts in 2020 his best finish was T-32nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach. In 2021 has played in four PGA Tour events, best finish was T-43rd at the Corales Puntacana. In ten 2020/21 Korn Ferry Tour starts his best finish was T-38th at the Orange County National. Turned 50 and his first PGA Tour Champions start was T-38th at the 2021 Colguard Classic. In his second start was T-2nd at the Chubb Classic, a shot back of winner Steve Stricker. In his third start won the Regions Tradition. He was the 2nd round leader and shot 66-67 over the weekend to tie with Steve Stricker. Cejka won with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Cejka started the week as the first alternate and gained entry after Jay Haas withdrew. With the victory everything changes in Cejka's life as he becomes fully exempt on the PGA Tour Champions until the end of the 2022 Season. It was Cejka‚??s first professional win in 129 starts, dating back to the 2015 Puerto Rico Open, and breaks a winless streak of 6 years, 2 months, and 1 day.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 741, Cuts Made: 469 (63%), Top Tens: 86 (12%) , Rounds: 2255, Scoring Avg: 71.12, Career Earnings: $17,711,294 - Best Finish: 1st (8 times)
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