Alex Cejka and Kevin Na Race Through First Round


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Alex Cejka teed off at 7:30 a.m. on Friday paired with Las Vegas neighbor Kevin Na and the duo raced around TPC Sawgrass in just over four hours, the rarest of accomplishments on the PGA Tour.
That Cejka was able to shoulder through 18 holes was surprising enough given his recent medical adventures. That he did it at breakneck speed is worth bonus points.
Cejka tweaked his C5 and C6 vertebrae pulling his luggage from an English rack before last year’s British Open. Surgery helped alleviate the pain, but numbness returned to his right side recently and required a cortisone shot.
“I can feel my hand now, which is a good thing,” Cejka said.
Na has also been slowed by a series of injuries lately, including tightness in a leg muscle and hip pains.
“I’m only 25 years old and my body is falling apart here,” Na smiled.
For those in search of a growth industry in a tough economic environment it appears that keeping Tour players in one piece has plenty of job security.