Alex Cejka won Senior Open for the over 50s

Cejka, a 52-year-old German born in Marienbad in the Czech Republic, signed the second Major in the category, overtaking the Irishman Padraig Harrington

by Andrea Gussoni
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Alex Cejka won Senior Open for the over 50s

Alex Cejka won with 289 (68 71 74 76, +5) The Senior Open Presented by Rolex, the Major for "over 50s" played on the course of the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club (par 71), in Bridgend in Wales, where they are classified in 25th place with 298 (72 70 77 79, +14) Emanuele Canonica and in 65th with 305 (70 75 79 81, +21) Michele Reale, who entered the field through prequalification.

Alex Cejka, results

Cejka, a 52-year-old German born in Marienbad in the Czech Republic, signed the second Major in the category, overtaking the Irishman Padraig Harrington (289 – 75 68 71 75) with a birdie on the second play-off hole, who had managed to reach him with a birdie on the last green.

Cejka has won four titles on the DP World Tour, one on the PGA Tour, one on the Korn Ferry Tour, four on the Challenge Tour, two on the PGA Tour Champions, with the first of the two Majors for “over 50” (KitchenAID Senior PGA Championship , 2021), and one on the Legends Tour.

Harrington, 51, from Dublin, is the second Major to lose in a play-off this year, after falling to Steve Stricker in the KitchenAID Senior PGA Championship. In his great career he won three majors and, net of these and valid tournaments on multiple circuits, he achieved three successes on the PGA Tour, 12 on the DP World Tour, one on the Japan Tour, two on the Asian Tour and eleven in other events including a World Cup (with Paul McGinley, 1997).

Among the Seniors he has five hits on the PGA Tour Champions, with a Major. In a difficult day for everyone, in which only two 71 (par) were achieved as the best results, he finished in third place with 291 (+7) the Fijian Vijay Singh.

In fourth with 292 (+8) the Swede Michael Jonzon, in fifth with 293 (+9) the English Phillip Archer and the Welsh Phillip Price and in seventh with 294 (+10), the American Jerry Kelly, the Australian Richard Green, the Scotsman Euan McIntosh and the German Bernhard Langer, who recently set the record for successes on the PGA Tour Champions, the US "over 50" circuit, with 46 victories, of which 12 in the Major category, surpassing the American Hale Irvin , stopped at 45.

Padraig Harrington
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