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Marcel Siem

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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Marcel Siem came from off the pace to shoot to T3 at the Volvo China Open with a final round 6-under-par 33-33=66, 18-under 270 for the week.
The German ended 2014 with success in the BMW Masters, also in China, and his career was then at its height, but a poor 2015 followed and he transformed his swing and back-up team as a consequence. Despite a T5 in Abu Dhabi the fruits of that hard work have been mostly dry; he was 1-for-6 coming into the week. But perhaps after the false start of Abu Dhabi, this is the kick start he needs. He was bogey free in round four, posting red at 3, 6 and 8 on the front nine, then reeling off three on the bounce at 14, 15 and 16 to close. He liked the Topwin Golf & CC greens, needing just 110 putts all week. May 1 - 4:46 AM

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Marcel Siem continues his rebuilding process with a tournament debut in the True Thailand Classic at Black Mountain GC.

The 35-year-old German is not only a four time winner on the European Tour. In collecting prestigious wins in 2012, 2013 and 2014 he elevated himself into the tour’s higher echelons; indeed he currently sits 49th in the career money list. But last year he went winless and decided to reconstruct his team and game. A T5 in Abu Dhabi offered early evidence of its success, as did top 30 finishes in Joburg and Qatar, but he arrives in Thailand fresh from two missed weekends in Dubai and Malaysia. His only previous visit to the country saw him play just two rounds in the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Mar 8 - 6:24 AM

Marcel Siem will be looking to maintain the rebuilding process at the Maybank Championship Malaysia this week at Royal Selangor GC.

The German is a somewhat surprising 49th in the European Tour career money list, just one spot behind Sir Nick Faldo, thanks to four victories and retaining his card 13 of the last 14 seasons. But after a career high 7th on the Race to Dubai in 2014 he slipped to 67th last term, best highlighted by the fact he won the 2014 BMW Masters and 12 months later started the same event 72-80. He overhauled his game and team during the winter and duly made a promising T22 at the Joburg Open followed by T5 in Abu Dhabi, but then went backwards: T29 in Qatar, MC in Dubai. He’s 5-for-7 in Malaysia, but yet to make a top ten.
Feb 15 - 5:39 PM

Marcel Siem captured the BMW Masters in Shanghai 12 months ago and will bid to win the trophy again this week.

The German took the title in dramatic style in 2014, chipping in from the edge of the green to beat Alexander Levy and Ross Fisher in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Siem returns to Lake Malaren only 67th on the Race to Dubai so needs to bank enough points to climb into the top 60 who contest the big money in next week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The four-time European Tour winner is struggling for form having cashed just once in his last three tournaments but history shows he can suddenly find form out of the blue. He'll need to do that in China this week to keep his season going.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 04:50:00 AM

Marcel Siem returned a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his second round at the PGA Championship to reach 4-under 140 at the midpoint.

That's just three swings behind clubhouse leader David Lingmerth and, for now, puts the German in a tie for 10th spot. Siem started out with a birdie at 10 before back-to-back bogeys at 12 and 13. However, a bogey at 3 was his only other blemish and he secured a second successive round of 70 via further birdies at 14, 16, 1 and 6. Siem was T12 in last year's U.S. Open so could be a somewhat surprise contender on the weekend. He split 7 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and was 3-for-4 in scrambling.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Marcel Siem painted an eventful even-par 36-34=70 in his opening round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

The German had five birdies, five bogeys and eight pars on his card but needed to drain some lengthy putts to avoid the round getting away from him. Siem converted from 48'7" at 4, 21'5" at 8 and 31'4" at 11 and completed his birdie set with another pair from just inside 10 feet at 16 and 17. His bogeys came at 2, 3, 7, 10 and 18. At the last count, Siem's strokes gained: putting registered 3.123.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:25:00 PM

After missing the cut in the 144th Open Championship, Marcel Siem will try his luck in this week's Omega European Masters.

The German was looking good at St. Andrews after an opening 70 but ended up shooting a shot too many after following it with a 75. Siem is a former runner-up at this week's venue -- the beautiful Crans-sur-Sierre in the Swiss Alps -- and will be teeing it up there for the 11th time. As well as a second place in 2006, he also cracked the top 15 in both 2011 and 2012. His 36-hole exit in Scotland ended a run of three straight cuts which included a T24 in the Open de France.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 05:12:00 AM

Marcel Siem is back at a familiar venue this week as he contests the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.

The German always returns home to support his local event and this will be his 14th start on the tree-lined par 72. Siem has missed five cuts down the years but posted T10 on his last visit and was T14 before that. The worry is his current form. The four-time European Tour winner is on a miserable run of five straight missed cuts, a sequence that extended when he shot twin 73s to crash out after 36 holes of last week's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 04:38:00 AM

Marcel Siem slots in at 40th on the Race to Dubai heading into this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down.

The current thermometer reading was cold after the German missed his third straight worldwide cut when failing to make the weekend in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. But earlier today he shot 70-68 in U.S. Open qualifying at Walton Heath to book his place at Chambers Bay. This will be Siem's 12th start in the Irish Open and he's 6-for-6 since failing to cash in three of his first four. His best result came at Fota Island last year when T14 after a closing 65.
Mon, May 25, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Augusta hopeful Marcel Siem drained a 20-foot putt on his final hole to match the clubhouse lead at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.

The German, who captured this title two years ago, needs to win it again this week to punch his ticket to The Masters. And his mission is on track after an opening 4-under-par 33-35=68 at Golf du Palais Royal put him into a tie for top spot with fellow early starter Anthony Wall. In a lively opening nine, Siem mixed three birdies, an eagle-3 at 15, two bogeys and three pars to turn in 33. He was steadier on his second nine but played that in under-par too after sinking his birdie putt on the ninth. When he handed in his card, the 34-year-old was one behind leader Adrien Saddier, who still had six to play.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 08:30:00 AM

Former winner Marcel Siem makes his way back to Morocco to contest this week's Trophée Hassan II.

The German scored a wire-to-wire victory at Golf du Palais Royal in 2013 after starting out with a 64 and was also in the top 10 at halfway last year before fading away on the weekend. His win two years ago looked set to earn him a Masters invite but his name slotted in at 51 in the updated world rankings the following day and he missed by the tiniest of margins. A win this week would definitely secure a Masters spot however. Siem missed his first two cuts of 2015 on the European Tour but has fared better in two recent starts on the PGA TOUR, taking T18 at Pebble Beach and T38 in the WGC-Cadillac.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 08:00:00 AM

Marcel Siem lit up Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course for a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Siem was not in contention when he went out on Sunday morning, and he still isn't. After bogeying the par-5 opening hole, he played his final 17 holes with six birdies and 11 pars. His last two birdies were his most impressive, holing a 12'3" putt on the par-4 16th and following it up with a 19'3" birdie on the par-4 17th. He gained over seven strokes for the round at the time of his posting, picking up well over four of those tee-to-green and more than two with the putter. He ends the week at 4-over 292.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Marcel Siem crafted a bogey-free 9-under-par 31-32=63 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, moving to 12-under 203 for the tournament.

Simply put, Siem had a walk to remember. His round featured seven birdies and an eagle, with four of those birdies dropping from between 12 and 19 feet and the eagle flying in from the rough to the right of the green on the par-5 sixth hole. He split 11 of 14 fairways and landed 15 GIR, all while gaining over three strokes with his flat stick. He just missed the course record of 62 by one stroke. The record is shared by Tom Kite and David Duval.
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Marcel Siem will be trying to make a ninth successive cut in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club.

The German crashed out at halfway in three of his first four visits but has a perfect record since. Despite that, he will be keen improve a modest set of finishing positions. Beyond a 12th place in 2012, he's not managed another top 30 and hasn't carded two rounds in the 60s since 2004. Siem got hot in the final two months of 2014 by winning the BMW Masters in China and also finishing T8 in the Turkish Airlines Open and fourth in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015 04:33:00 PM

On the only playoff hole needed, Marcel Siem chipped in from the fringe for birdie at the par-4 18th hole to secure victory over Ross Fisher and 54-hole leader Alexander Levy at the BMW Masters.

Siem's tee ball was the best of the bunch, but he was the only not to find the putting surface on approach. It didn't matter and the other two sent their birdie tries right of the cup. (To view Siem's chip-in, click here.) Fisher started the finale 11 strokes back of the Frenchman and would have set a European Tour record for largest comeback to win in a finale. That the Brit even had a chance required Levy to shift it in reverse. He obliged with a 6-over-par 38-40=78 to post 16-under 272 at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Fisher (67) and Siem (73) would match to set the stage for Siem's theatrics. It's the German's fourth European Tour title and first since 2013. Today's exempts him into next week's WGC-HSBC Champions and the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. After starting the week sitting 152nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, Siem will climb to approximately 70th in the next update.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 03:53:00 AM