European Ryder Cup player, Sepp Straka, on emotions and connection to the US


European Ryder Cup player, Sepp Straka, on emotions and connection to the US
European Ryder Cup player, Sepp Straka, on emotions and connection to the US © Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images Sport

European Ryder Cup wildcard pick Sepp Straka has huge ambitions at this year's Ryder Cup in Rome. It is interesting that Straka has a connection with the US, given that his mother lives there. Also, Straka spent half his life in the US.

However, the Austrian believes that playing for the European team will not pose any problem for him, given that he has already played for the European team. “I've never played for America in golf. I've always played under the Austrian bag since my first start at the Lyoness Open back in Austria, my first professional start.

I played all my junior golf for Australia on the European Boys teams and the European Amateur team, so yeah, I kind of always assumed it would be for Europe and I've always played for the Austrian flag and proudly representing it”.

- Straka said, as quoted by! Straka obviously has a US accent, and he decided to make a joke about it.
“I was thinking about maybe getting a translator. Maybe my brother can translate for me for the week just so we don't have to hear it.

But yeah, I don't think I can fake the American accent. I've got a few accents in me but yeah, it will be funny to kind of hear that accent all week”.

Straka on his caddy and Donald's picks

His new caddy is also Duane Bock, with whom he has recently collaborated.

The Austrian is happy to have him as a caddy. “Dewey is a great caddie. He's been awesome to have on the bag and it's helped me so much over the last few months”.
This great golfer also commented on Luke Donald's picks for the Ryder Cup.

Straka expects a lot from the younger and more experienced players. However, he believes that it is difficult to predict what will happen in Rome in a few weeks. “I think it's great, especially a lot of the young guys who are going to be part of the European team for years to come, and I think that the experience, as well, they have kind of got us because we don't really know what to expect at all.

I think there will be a lot of talent on this team, I've seen it, and I've played with just about everybody, and it's incredibly talented. Really looking forward to getting going”.

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