Sepp Straka is an Austrian professional golfer with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.36, which he reached in September 2022. He has 2 professional wins and he plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Josef “Sepp” Straka was born in Vienna, Austria on May 1, 1993. He currently resides in Athens, Georgia in the United States of America but continues to represent Austria in golf. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 107 kg.
He played collegiate golf for the University of Georgia from 2011 to 2016. His twin brother also played collegiate golf.
He turned pro in 2016 and began his career in the PGA Tour Canada. In 2017, he qualified to play in the Web.com Tour, and that year, he finished 7th at the El Bosque Mexico Championship. He was the first Austrian to get a PGA Tour card.
He did not get a PGA Tour win until 2022 when he won The Honda Classic by one stroke, beating Shane Lowry. That year, he also made it to the playoffs of the FedEx St Jude Championship. He lost to Will Zalatoris.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 1
- Korn Ferry Tour – 1
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T30: 2022
- PGA Championship - T66: 2020
- U.S. Open - T28: 2019
- The Open Championship - CUT: 2022