February 13, 2010 (Las Vegas, Nevada)–Alex Cejka now lives in Las Vegas, but once lived in the Laughlin area. Cejka is one of many Las Vegas PGA Tour golfers who play and practice at Las Vegas golf courses TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin, and while playing in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend, had an eye towards the U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach in June. Cejka was one of several tour players who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses and the Las Vegas Golf Region playing at Pebble. LIVE RESULTS.–By Brian Hurlburt.
"I'm not qualified yet (for the U.S. Open), but I always come here," said Cejka, who fled communist Czechoslovakia with his father as a 10 year old, before settling in Germany. "I think every single year I'm on tour I played here. It's just great courses. You know, the scenery is beautiful. Pebble Beach is one of a kind. And obviously it's good preparation. Even if I should make it during the summer, it's gonna be a different course. It's gonna be firmer, the weather is gonna be warmer, the greens gonna be hard. So it's a little bit different, but you get the feel for it." Cejka was at 10-under par following his first two rounds of the event.
Among the other Las Vegas golfers playing at Pebble were young gun and fairly new Las Vegas resident Alex Prugh. who was putting together another solid tournament and was lurking in the top 10. Prugh won on the Nationwide Tour in 2009 and this year is off to a pretty scorching start. Through his first four PGA Tour tournaments, Prugh had earned $543,978 and was 13th on the PGA Tour money list entering Pebble. Other players with ties to Las Vegas golf courses included Adam Scott, Chris Riley, Kevin Na, Scott Piercy, Rickie Fowler, Charley Hoffman, Nick Watney, and Bill Lunde.
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Besides the home to many Las Vegas golf courses and tour players with strong ties to the region, the Las Vegas Golf Region is also home to the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, the RE/MAX Long Drive Championship, and several other major celebrity golf tournaments. In addition, the PGA Show's western edition is held annually in Las Vegas, and over the years, the LPGA Tour and Champions Tour have played tournaments in Las Vegas.