Straka, 30, was born in Austria to an American mother and Austrian father.
He then moved to Georgia, United States, when he was 14 years old and he went on to represent the University of Georgia golf team alongside his twin brother Sam.
During that period, however, he represented Team Austria at the 2011 European Boys Championship and he has not looked back since when it comes to his nationality.
In that event, he and his brother finished second behind Team Spain, which featured a certain Jon Rahm, who will be on the 2023 European Ryder Cup team with Straka.
But after spending the entirety of his golf career in the United States, a number of golf fans on social media have questioned whether the European Ryder Cup debutant with a remarkably strong American accent will really be that bothered about beating the stars and stripes at Marco Simone.
Straka, one of four rookies in the European Ryder Cup team this month, wanted to quash all talk of any allegiance he has to the USA.
The two-time PGA Tour winner said:
On his American accent, Straka said:
Straka, who has risen to a current 23rd in the world rankings after picking up his second career title at the John Deere Classic in July, was named one of Donald's six captain's picks alongside Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry and fellow rookies Nicolai Hojgaard and Ludvig Aberg.
Scotland's Robert MacIntyre, who made the team automatically, makes up the fourth rookie in the team.
GolfMagic has taken a closer look at the 2023 European Ryder Cup team to see where the biennial contest could be won and lost.
We've also delved deeper into the potential Ryder Cup pairings we could see at Marco Simone.
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