Sepp Straka

Sepp Straka

29-Year-Old Golfer
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2022–23 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
T21 at Sentry TOC
January 10, 2023
Straka fired a six-under 67 on Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to finish 16-under and tied for 21st.
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Straka bogeyed the par-4 first hole during Sunday's final round before playing his last 17 holes of the tournament in a collective seven-under-par, which included an eagle on the par-5 18th where he hit his 261-yard approach shot to just four feet. He ultimately ranked T3 among the field in GIR percentage en route to 23 total par-breakers, but he also finished T7 in driving accuracy. Straka has elected against playing in the upcoming Sony Open in Hawaii, however.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Loses on second playoff hole
October 2, 2022
Straka closed with a final round five-under 67 at the Sanderson Farms Championship, losing on the second playoff hole to Mackenzie Hughes.
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Falls in playoff to Zalatoris
August 14, 2022
Straka lost on the third playoff hole to Will Zalatoris after shooting a three-under 67 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
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Costly bogey on 72nd hole
April 17, 2022
Straka finished in a share of third place after shooting a three-under 68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.
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Adds another high finish in Florida
March 14, 2022
Straka fired a five-under 67 on Monday at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish seven-under and tied for ninth.
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Wins The Honda Classic
February 27, 2022
Straka fired a final-round four-under 66 to claim the victory at The Honda Classic by one shot over Shane Lowry.
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