Alex Cejka

    Alex Cejka

    Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

    Weight: 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)

    Birthday: 2 December 1970

    College: None

    Year Turned Pro: 1989

    Birthplace: Mariánské Lázne, Czechoslovakia

    Country: Germany

    Sponsor: Black Mountain

    Born in what was then Czechoslovakia, Cejka settled with his parents in Germany at the age of nine, where he took a keen interest in golf from an early age. He now spends most of his time in Las Vegas, but also has a home in Prague, keeping some roots in the country of his birth. Cejka began his professional career playing on the European Tour, until 2002. His biggest win during this part of his career was at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama in 1995. Cejka started play regularly on the PGA Tour in 2003. In 2009 he seemed set for success in the Players Championship but his form collapsed and he lost to Henrik Stenson by eight shots. Cejka continued to play on the PGA Tour until 2012, when his 177th place finish saw him moving to the Tour.

    After returning to the PGA Tour in 2014 he accomplished his first win in 2015, at the Puerto Rico Open. In doing so he became the first Czech born player to win a PGA event. Although born in Czechoslovakia Cejka has played for adopted country, Germany, eleven times in Omega Mission Hills World Cup. He lists his playing country as Germany.

    Off the course Cejka has a varied lifestyle. He is a keen fisherman and pool player. When he isn’t relaxing from the pressures of professional golf he also enjoys jet skiing and indulging in his passion for remote control aeroplanes.

    As of the end of 2014 Cejka had played 275 events on the PGA Tour. Over the years he has achieved one win on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $7,971,299.