|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Alexander Čejka|
2 December 1970|
Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||26th: 2004|
|U.S. Open||T8: 2010|
|The Open Championship||T11: 1996|
|PGA Championship||4th: 2003|
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.
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. 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)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||8 Mar 2015||Puerto Rico Open||70-67-75-69=281||−7||Playoff|| Jon Curran, Emiliano Grillo|
Tim Petrovic, Sam Saunders
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2015||Puerto Rico Open|| Jon Curran, Emiliano Grillo,
Tim Petrovic, Sam Saunders
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
European Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||5 Mar 1995||Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia||−6 (71-68-70-69=278)||3 strokes||Costantino Rocca|
|2||13 Aug 1995||Hohe Brücke Open||−21 (61-68-68-70=267)||4 strokes|| Ignacio Garrido, Rolf Muntz|
|3||29 Oct 1995||Volvo Masters||−2 (74-66-72-70=282)||2 strokes||Colin Montgomerie|
|4||13 Oct 2002||Trophée Lancôme||−12 (64-68-72-68=272)||2 strokes||Carlos Rodiles|
Challenge Tour wins (4)
Web.com Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of|
|1||15 Feb 2014||Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship||68-68-63=199||−14||3 strokes||Andrew Putnam|
Other wins (2)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T11||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T13||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||7||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Germany): 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
- World Cup (representing Germany): 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2000 (winners), 2002, 2003
- 2002 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2006 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2006 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2014 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- "Alex Cejka gets 1st PGA Tour victory". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 March 2015.
- Official website
- Alex Čejka at the European Tour official site
- Alex Čejka at the PGA Tour official site
- Alex Čejka at the Official World Golf Ranking official site