Residence: Ratingen, Germany
Marcel owned his first club as a 2 year old. He would play with a little putter but really started playing at the age of six. His parents ran a golf club restaurant at Burge Overbach in Cologne. Prior to this his father, Heinz, was a professional handball player. However injury forced retirement aged just 23.
Marcel won his only European Tour event at the 2004 Dunhill Championship. He finished regulation play on -22 alongside Gregory Havret and Raphael Jacquelin. Marcel eventually won the title after the third trip down the 18th. A birdie 4 was enough for victory.
Marcel won the World Cup in Barbados in 2006 when he teamed up with Bernhard Langer however this was not enough to see him retain his card. However he showed great character to regain it through the 2007 Qualifying School at San Roque.
Marcel underlined his support of the Challenge Tour at the start of 2007. He lent his name to the POSTBANK Challenge, now presented by Marcel Siem. That support reflected the rapid progress he made from the Approved Third Level EPD Tour through the Challenge Tour, before a final step up to The European Tour, a journey which took just three years. He worked with German coach Gunther Kessler for 15 years and teamed up again in 2001 after a 4-year break.
2008 got off to a slow start. Marcel only made 2 cuts from his first 7 events. His first top-10 finish of the year came at the Methorios Capital Italian Open. He followed this up with further top-10 finishes at the Johnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles and a share of 8th at the Mercedes Benz Championship in his home country. Despite only 3 top-10 finishes, Marcel has retained his card for the 2009 season with a 96th place finish on the European Tour Order of Merit.
Marcel Siem Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Marcel Siem throughout his career
Titleist Vokey Tour Satin Chrome 248.06 Wedge
Marcel Siem Tournament History
2008 Irish Open
24-27 January - Buick Invitational - Torrey Pines. Tiger Woods joined elite company on the final day of the Buick Invitational, even though he might as well have been playing alone. He thrilled the 4-deep gallery with an improbable flop shot from the trampled grass behind the 9th green to save par. He sent Torrey Pines into delirium with a 60-foot birdie putt that started in one direction and slid into the cup from the other. He made 3 straight bogeys on the back 9, a rarity for him when he's in the lead. And none of it mattered. The outcome was never in doubt at the Buick Invitational, only the final score. A 10-foot birdie on the 18th gave Woods a 1-under 71 and an 8-shot victory, the ninth time in his career that he has won by at least that many.
In Marcel Siem's bag...The week started so well for Marcel. An open 68 put him in a great position to go on and contend for the title. However he went the wrong way and with a closing round of 81 finished in a tie for 54th place. Marcel's bag started with a Ping Rapture 7.5˚. He carried a Titleist 585 H (17˚) hybrid. His irons were also from Titleist, the ZM Forged model. His wedges were Titleist Vokey Design. Finally his putter was a Ping Anser 2.
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