MCC Resident Wins Major on Champions Golf Tour
Updated: May 14
Congratulations to Motorcoach Country Club resident Alex Cejka, Winner of the first Major on 2021 on the Champions Golf Tour
Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021, for the many folks at Motorcoach Country Club that follow professional golf was a suspense filled day. One of our members fought to win for the first time on the Champions Golf Tour. The first major of 2021 for the Champions golf tour was held at the prestigious Greystone Golf and Country Club near Birmingham, Alabama. The tournament is called “Regions Tradition Golf Tournament" Alex Cejka outlasted the defending champion Steve Stricker on the first hole of sudden death overtime to win his first tournament having just become qualified to play in the fifty and over age group of the Champions tour. Adding to the excitement of winning is the fact the Alex had to qualify for the tournament as an alternate and only was able to play as one golfer dropped out due to injury. The drama of the day was also heightened due to the fact that in last week’s tournament Alex was a runner up to Stricker at the Chubb classic… once again making it to the tournament as a Monday Qualifier. Steve Stricker, known for his talent on the greens and his putting prowess failed to make a putt that would have forced a continuation of the event. Alex was nine years old when his family fled Communist Czechoslovakia and lived in Germany before moving to the United States. Alex has worked hard at professional golf, winning once after 287 starts on the PGA Tour in Puerto Rico in 2015. Since then he has played in as many tournaments as he could honing his skills culminating today in a exciting, nail-biting win. Congratulations Alex for all of your fans at Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California.