Sepp Straka is the second player from Austria to feature at a Ryder Cup, following on from Bernd Wiesberger at Whistling Straits, after earning a Captain’s Pick from Luke Donald.
One of four rookies in the team, Straka hit his stride in 2023 after finishing in a tie for seventh at Oak Hill Country Club in May, and then made another big move on the World Points List by winning his second PGA TOUR title at the John Deere Classic in early July.
Later that month he would produce a career-best Major performance with a tie for second at The Open, before ending the PGA TOUR campaign at the Tour Championship in a share of sixth place.
That saw him finish in seventh place on the World Points List, missing out on automatic qualification, but coupled with his professional team debut at the Hero Cup in January, he impressed enough to earn selection from Donald.
2023 Ryder Cup Record