11 Things You Didn't Know About Sepp Straka

Get to know the Austrian, Sepp Straka, here.

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Sepp Straka has been on the PGA Tour since 2019 and claimed his first PGA Tour title at the 2022 Honda Classic.

One of Austria's best ever golfers, we get to know more about Straka in this article.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Sepp Straka

1. He was born in Vienna, Austria, to an American mother and an Austrian father.

2. His family moved to Valdosta, Georgia, when he was 14.

3. His full name is Josef Straka, but he has gone by Sepp his whole career.

4. He played collegiate golf at the University of Georgia from 2011-2016 and graduated with a degree in business management - he turned pro as soon as he graduated.

5. He is the first Austrian-born player to earn a PGA Tour card.

6. He has a twin brother, Sam, who also played collegiate golf at the University of Georgia.

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Straka at the 2022 Honda Classic.

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7. He is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs college team and the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

8. He has one Web.com Tour win which came at the KC Golf Classic in 2018.

9. He joined the PGA Tour in 2019 and has qualified for the FedEx Cup Playoffs in both seasons.

10. He has three top 5 finishes on the PGA Tour and claimed his Tour title at the 2022 Honda Classic.

11. He will travel to tournaments with cases of Diet Coke if he knows the tournament only supplies Pepsi beverages.

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Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.