Las Vegas, Nevada (February 12, 2011)–Depending on who you ask, the chance of making a double eagle is up to six million to one. But Alex Cejka did just that when he made one on his very first hole of the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula's Shore Course. It was the first time in the history of the PGA Tour that a golfer recorded an albatross on his first hole. Cejka lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region and went on to shoot a 64. LIVE SCORING. —By Brian Hurlburt.
"I think it was the best start I've ever had," Cejka told the media. "It's nice to start on a par-5, first of all, even if it's 8:00 in the morning and it's chilly. I hit a really good drive, and I was between 5-wood and 3-wood. I choked down a little bit on the 3-wood and hit a really good shot down the left-hand side. You know, it just carried just short of the green and bounced up and took a break towards the hole. There were like three or four marshals up there and they started screaming, and suddenly it was in the hole. So it's the first one for me. You know, I'm very happy." Cejka said there were about four marshalls and three or four fans watching but they got pretty loud for such a small gathering. Cejka his driver, 3-wood on the 544-yard, par 5, 10th hole. His second shot was from about 240 yards and he choked down on the 3-wood.
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"I hit it solid," said Cejka. "I was going down the left-hand side because it's a big slope in front of the green. I hit it just right. You know, this is luck. Even hole-in-ones or shots like this, this is always 80% luck.
I mean, you can hit a great shot, but it took the break perfectly. You can't judge that from 240 yards. It was one of those great shots what I will remember for the rest of my life." Cejka also told the media that he will be playing at least 13 events on the European PGA Tour events in addition to PGA Tour tournaments. Cejka is originally from Czechoslovakia but has lived in Las Vegas for several years, playing and practicing at TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin. Click on the boxes to the right for more information about Las Vegas golf courses or Las Vegas golf pros via weekly emails with Las Vegas golf deals and news.