Sepp Straka

Sepp Straka

31-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Straka had a breakout campaign in 2021-2022 and he only got better this past season. At the age of 30, Straka is hitting his prime and the numbers show it. Straka's results were almost identical to the previous season, but his win came at the John Deere Classic, a tournament with a small purse that kept his winnings $500k higher this past season. The only concern with Straka is his consistency, but he did increase his made-cut percentage, and if he continues to improve in that category, there's no reason to think his numbers will fall back again. Read Past Outlooks
Shoots low round on Sunday
June 24, 2024
Straka registered a nine-under 61 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish in a tie for 23rd place.
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Straka was unable to take advantage of the low scores available on the course until Sunday, where everything clicked for the Austrian. He led the field in SG: Total, Sand Saves and Scrambling on Sunday and found 13 of 14 fairways as he shot up the leaderboard.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Straka had a breakthrough season in 2021-22 that saw him win the Honda Classic in February, score a T3 finish at Harbour Town, and fall in a crazy playoff to Will Zalatoris at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. While there were some very good finishes that made his earnings run up to nearly $5 million, it was actually his worst season from a strokes gained total perspective of four years on Tour. Straka has always had a solid putter, but finishing 147th in SG: Tee-to-Green and 14 missed cuts is alarming to trusing the Austrian to get anywhere close to his earnings total from this season next year.
Straka is now 3-for-3 in making the playoffs. His problem the last few months of last season, however, was consistency as he missed 7-of-10 cuts, but recorded top-15s in all the events he made the weekend. Straka's short game is the only category he has lost strokes in during his first three seasons on tour. There is definitely some upside here if he can put it all together.
Straka's second season on Tour went pretty similarly to his first one, with a handful of top-25 results and a missed cut at the Northern Trust to end it. It's a little troubling to see that Straka missed more cuts in the same amount of starts this year and that his tee-to-green play dipped. It's not out of the question to see him be a surprise winner in this season, and he's a safe bet to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
With all the outstanding play by rookie golfers on the PGA Tour this past season, Straka flew a bit under the radar, but he accomplished goal number one for every new member of the PGA Tour and that's to secure your card for the following season. Straka didn't offer much excitement this past season, he was more of a grinder, with five top-25s and only one top-10. It's too early to make a call on Strake, but it's probably wise to wait another year or two on him before trying to fit him under your salary cap.
The 25-year-old Austrian ranked top-25 in both GIR percentage and total driving on the Web.com Tour in 2017-18, leading to a win at the KC Golf Classic and a third-place finish at the Web.com Tour Championship to earn a PGA Tour card for the first time in his career. Concerns lie in the fact that Straka posted only three top-25s in 26 events last season, but solid ball striking is an intriguing quality for the rookie.
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T56 finish in U.S Open
June 18, 2024
Straka shot a 12-over 72 to finish in a tie for the 56th spot in the U.S. Open.
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Another top-five finish
June 9, 2024
Straka finished in a tie for fifth place at the Memorial Tournament after a four-over 76 in the final round.
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Cut at PGA Championship
May 18, 2024
Straka shot a two-over 73 in Round 2 of the PGA Championship to miss the cut at the event.
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Fades back after great third round
May 12, 2024
Straka fell into a share of eighth place after a three-over 74 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
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Struggles in final group
April 22, 2024
Straka had to settle for a share of fifth place after shooting a one-over 72 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.
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