After steady progress since turning professional in 2016, Sepp Straka is now an established top-50 player in the world.
Straka won the 2018 KC Golf Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour but he had to wait almost five years to make his breakthrough on the PGA Tour.
He claimed the spoils at the 2022 Honda Classic before adding a second title to his collection at the John Deere Classic in 2023.
Straka has taken his game to the next level and he will be aiming to land one of the Majors over the next few years.
|Name||Josef 'Sepp' Straka|
|Date of Birth||1st May, 1993|
2022 - Honda Classic
2023 - John Deere Classic
Straka was born in Vienna, Austria and he currently resides in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, having attended colleague in the USA at the University of Georgia.
Having turned professional in 2016, Straka's career earnings are in excess of $16m and a large portion of that has come over the last two years.
The Austrian's largest payday for a tournament victory came when grabbing the winner's cheque for $1.44m at the Honda Classic, while the biggest financial prize was his $1.75m Tour Championship bonus in 2022.
Straka recently brought in Kevin Kisner's long-time caddie Duane Bock and the duo enjoyed the perfect start, winning the John Deere Classic and then finishing tied-second at The Open.
Given the immediate success, the duo are continuing to work together for the foreseeable future but Straka is yet to decide if this will be a permanent gig for Bock.
Before Bock, Straka had John Davenport as his caddy, while the Austrian also had his brother Sam by his side at some events.
Straka uses a variety of manufacturers for his clubs, with TaylorMade, Srixon, Cleveland and Odyssey all in the bag.
He uses the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver, while his 3-wood and 7-wood are both TaylorMade Stealth 2 with Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Orange 80 TX shafts.
For his irons from 4-9, the Austrian uses the Srixon ZX7 Mk II model, while his wedges are Cleveland RTX-6 ZipCore (46, 52, 56, 60).
His putter of choice is the Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle and the balls he uses are Srixon Z-Star XV.
Straka is yet to feature in the Ryder Cup but he will be making his debut at Marco Simone Golf Club this year after earning a captain's pick.
The 30-year-old was part of the Continental Europe side that won the 2023 Hero Cup, ending up with two wins and two defeats.
His singles outing was the most impressive performance, as he thrashed Ewen Ferguson 5&4.
Straka will play at the Ryder Cup as part of Team Europe from 29th September-1st October.