Marcel Siem Player Profile And What's In The Bag
MARCEL SIEM won his fifth DP World Tour title at the Hero Indian Open - eight years after his fourth victory. He held off the challenge of fellow German Yannik Paul to win by a single shot.
Siem won four titles between 2004 and 2014 but has had to wait until now for DP World Tour win number five, although he did win Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge on the European Challenge Tour in 2021.
The 42-year-old, who secured his card for the 2023 season at the Qualifying School in November, went into the final round one shot behind overnight leader Paul but made four birdies over the first 11 holes to move two strokes clear.
His first bogey of the day at the 13th resulted in a two-shot swing, as playing partner Paul made a birdie there to pull alongside Siem at the top of the leaderboard.
Siem fought back though, holing from 15 feet for a birdie on the long 15th to regain the solo lead ahead of the difficult finishing holes.
And after parring the 16th and just missing his birdie try after a delightful approach into the 17th, Siem took a one-shot lead to the 18th.
Having narrowly cleared the water guarding the green with his third shot, Siem made another par at the last to end his long wait for a win after Paul was unable to convert his birdie putt.
Siem said: "My goal was to be as calm as possible but that lie was horrible on the last so it got the heart rate going up for sure.
"I've worked really hard. It's crazy. A second kick-start for my career.
"I was gone - lost my card, Challenge Tour, Q School - thank you so much to my whole family and my team, my sponsors.
"I think there's more to come now.
"This means a lot because two years ago I wasn't even sure if I could still compete on the DP World Tour and now I'm a winner again, come on!"
Siem was born in Mettmann, Germany, on July 15, 1980. His parents ran a golf club restaurant at Burge Overbach in Cologne. He turned professional in 2000 and qualified for the DP World Tour two years later.
His first win on the European Tour came at the Dunhill Championship in 2004. He had to wait eight years before picking up his second win in 2012 at the French Open. That was also the year he enjoyed his best finish in the order of merit, ending the season in 14th place.
In March 2013, Siem won for the third time at the Trophy Hassan. He went wire-to-wire to win by three strokes and finished the tournament ranked 51st in the world, just missing out on an invitation to The Masters.
In November 2014, Siem won the BMW Masters, the first event of the Race to Dubai finals series and his fourth overall on the European Tour. He won in a sudden death playoff, beating Alex Levy and Ross Fisher with a birdie on the first extra hole.
Siem represented Germany at the World Cup in 2003, 2004, and 2006. In 2006 he helped Bernhard Langer to win the World Cup.
He lost his playing privileges and returned to the Challenge Tour, regaining his card when he won the 2021 Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.
He began the week in India ranked 337th in the world and in 52nd place in the Race to Dubai. He is now eighth in the DP World Tour rankings.
Last 10 Events
Hero Indian Open - 1st
Thailand Classic - T17th
Singapore Classic - T17th
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - CUT
Mauritius Open - 19th
Alfred Dunhill Championship - T47th
The South African Open Championship - T5th
Joburg Open - T16th
Portugal Masters - T43rd
Mallorca Golf Open - CUT
Key Stats (DP World Tour: 2022/23)
Driving Distance - 314.85 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 63.94%
Greens in Regulation - 71.06%
Sand Saves - 51.06%
Putts Per Round - 28.58
Scoring Average - 69.54
End of Year World Ranking Position
Marcel Siem's Bag Included
- Paradym Triple Diamond 8.5º Driver w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 6.5 63 Shaft
- ApexTCB '21 3 & 4 Iron
- ApexMB '21 5 to 9 Iron
- OdysseyGolfTour 2-Ball Ten Broomstick Putter
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