Sepp Straka is an Austrian professional golf player who plays on the PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ASSOCIATION (PGA tour). He is married to Paige Dean Straka and has a net worth of about $3 million.
Sepp’s actual name is Josef, but throughout his entire career, he has been referred to as Sepp. The name has a Hebrew origin. It is a name given to upper-German speaking people with names like Joseph or Josef. Sepp in Hebrew means “Jehovah increases.” Below are other interesting facts about the star golf player who is reportedly fluent in English and German languages.
Sepp Straka Biography Summary
- Full Name: Josef Straka
- Nickname: Sepp Straka
- Date of Birth: May 1, 1993
- Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
- Ethnicity: Austrian
- Nationality: Austrian
- Education: University of Georgia
- Residence: Athens, Georgia
- Religion: Christianity
- Net Worth: Approx. $2million
- Height: 6 feet 3 inches
- Weight: 107 kg
- Profession: Golfer
- Marital Status: Married
- Sepp Straka Wife: Paige Dean Straka
- Parent: Peter Straka
- Siblings: Sam Straka
- Instagram: @seppstraka
Meet Sepp Straka’s Wife Paige Dean Straka
Paige Dean Straka is a famed American woman best known as the wife of PGA tour golfer, Sepp Straka. Paige met Sepp when he was playing at Auburn on the European tour years back. The couple got married in September 2021 at Shoal Creek. They both reside in Florida.
Much of Paige’s private life has been kept away from the public, including her social media accounts. As a matter of fact, she does not have Wikipedia. However, her Instagram @katiepaigeau is active, albeit private.
What Does Paige Dean Straka Do for a Living?
The nature of Paige’s job remains unclear. But with her knowledge as an avid golfer, she manages her husband’s social media accounts and promotes his brands. She is also very present on the golf course to show support to Straka while he plays and also to celebrate his wins. However, her educational and career background is unknown.
What is Sepp Straka’s Net Worth?
Sepp Straka’s net worth has been estimated to be about 3 million US dollars. With his golf career as his primary source of income, Sepp also earns from brand endorsements, paid partnerships, and several sponsored contracts.
Has Sepp Ever won a Tournament?
The answer is yes! In February 2022, Sepp Straka won his first PGA tour at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He shot a 4-under 66 to finish at 10 under and earned $1.44 million. With a first-round 71 followed by a 64, then a 69 on Saturday, and then 66 on Sunday. He was 4 under in his final 10 holes, 3 under over the final five, with grand finishing. This victory ensured that Straka would be playing at the Masters in April. This success also makes him the first native Austrian to win on the PGA tour.
During his first season on the PGA tour, at the 2019 Barbasol Championship, his best finish was 3rd place. He also played his first major championship at the 2019 US Open. Straka also competed in the Men’s individual event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, representing his country Austria and finishing tied-10th overall.
Straka finished the regular PGA Tour in 107th place on the FedEx Cup rankings, and it qualified him for the 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs, which kept his place for the 2020 season. Recently in February 2022, he won his first PGA Tour event at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he shot a final round 66 to win by one shot over Shane Lowry.
Straka’s Best Results in Major Championships:
- U.S. Open–T28: 2019
- Masters Tournament–T30: 2022
- PGA Championship–T66: 2020
- The Open Championship–CUT: 2022
Who is Sepp Straka’s Caddie?
Jon Turcott has been Sepp Straka’s long-time caddy, even more recently on the PGA tour. But an interesting fact is that Jon was also a professional golf player before becoming a caddy! However, while playing in the Olympics for his home country, Sepp opted to play with his twin brother Sam, a former Bulldog player, as his caddie.
In an interview with reporters, Sepp said it was pretty easy to team up with his brother as “It’s a special tournament and I just really felt like it would be a cool moment for us to experience together.”
Sepp Straka is the Son of an American Mother and an Austrian Father
Josef “Sepp” Straka was born in Austria to an American mother and a native Austrian father. He grew up in Vienna until he was 14, when his family moved to Valdosta, Georgia, USA. He has played for the Austrian National Team during the Olympics. He also has a twin brother named Sam, who also played on the University of Georgia golf team.
He Attended the University of Georgia
Sepp Straka attended the University of Georgia from 2011 to 2016, and he graduated with a degree in Business Management. While studying, he played amateur collegiate golf with the University’s team and turned pro immediately after he graduated. He played the seasons between 2011-2016, except for the 2013-2014 season.
While studying at the University of Georgia, Sepp Straka played as an amateur. However, immediately after his graduation in 2016, he turned pro and played a couple of tournaments on the PGA tour Canada which made him qualify for the 2017 web.com Tour. He was also on the Korn Ferry Tour of the PGA tour Canada and is currently on the PGA European tour. Sepp Straka is the first Austrian golfer to earn a PGA tour card after finishing tied for 20th on the Finals of the 2018 Web.com tour.