In contention once again, Alex Cejka is just ‘riding the wave’
Germany’s Alex Cejka would be the first to admit he wasn’t exactly a victory machine in his many years on the PGA Tour. In 414 starts, he won once (2015 Puerto Rico Open). Maybe at 50 he has become a much quicker study. Already Cejka has won one senior major title (Regions Tradition three weeks ago) and on Sunday will be gunning for a second.
He trails leader Steve Stricker by one shot with 18 holes to play. Cejka started bogey-bogey on Saturday at the KitchenAid PGA Senior Championship, then was the hottest player on the course. He played his last 13 holes in 4 under, putting the finishing touches on his 2-under 68 with a great par save from a front bunker at the difficult 18th hole.
He began the year with limited status on the PGA Tour Champions, and now is one good round away from winning the season’s first two majors.
“I'm riding the wave,” Cejka said. “Let's hope I'll ride it for a little bit. I think I saw it in the past, all those new guys who come out on Tour, they have that wave and they ride it.
“I’m playing well and I just want to play as long and as good as possible because eventually it's going to fade off. I mean, that's normal, you know? But we'll see what I can do the next whatever, weeks, months, couple years, who knows.”