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Marcel Siem

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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Marcel Siem overcame Robert Rock at the 19th hole to earn a semi-final place in the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.
The German is thriving on the home support around the Beckenbauer Course at the Bavarian resort and it has seen him overcome a quartet of quality opposition; arguably the toughest route of the four semi-finalists. He’s defeated Julien Quesne, Mikko Ilonen, Thomas Detry and then Rock to set up a Sunday morning clash with Johan Carlsson. Not bad for a man whose matchplay record heading into the tournament was 0-2. For most of the match he was behind, losing 3, 11 and 14 to birdies, 7 and 11 to pars, only claiming back 9 and 12 with his own par breakers. But back-to-back red numbers at 15 and 16 drew the match level and he holed a 5’0" putt at the first extra hole before celebrating with a trademark roar. He’s guaranteed a first top five since May 2016 and will hunt a first win since the 2014 BMW Masters. Aug 19 - 11:39 AM

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Marcel Siem ground out a 2-up victory over Mikko Ilonen in round two of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria.

What a strange game matchplay golf is. In round one Ilonen thrashed his opponent 8-and-6 as he played 11 holes in 6-under-par. Against Siem it just would not happen: he traded four birdies with three bogeys and one double bogey. Siem was not a great deal better, but he did enough. After losing to early holes to pars Siem’s highlight of the day was an eagle-3 at the eighth which drew him level and in a finish of higher quality than the early holes he prevailed. He ticked 13 to go 1-up, lost 16 to a birdie, but circled 17 and 18 to complete the victory. 0-2 in matchplay ahead of this week, he’s righted that record in quick style. He will play Thomas Detry in round three.
Aug 18 - 11:47 AM

Marcel Siem is in search of a pay day as he tees it up in the Porsche European Open on the North Course at Green Eagle GC in Hamburg.

Since establishing himself on the European Tour in 2003 (he’s only once been outside the top 100 in that spell) the German is 21-for-27 on home soil, including nine top 25 finishes. His best, however, is just T6 in the 2012 BMW International Open. He’s currently sweating on his Race to Dubai position of 124th even though he has twice finished T8 this season – unfortunately for him he’s done so in the Rocco Forte Open and Nordea Masters (small prize funds). T27 in the Open de France actually paid him more than those two top tens combined (59,327 points against 51,266).
Jul 25 - 3:13 PM

Marcel Siem returns from a two-week break and tees it up in The Rocco Forte Open at Verdura GC in Italy.

Siem, who plays the first two rounds alongside local man Andrea Pavan and former Masters champion Trevor Immelman, has only cashed three times in 10 starts this season. At least he made the cut last time when T42 in the Volvo China Open and he finished that event with a 68. The German is still looking for the form that saw him finish 7th on the 2014 Order of Merit although he hasn't gone as backwards as it sometimes seems having finished 67th (2015) and 88th (2016) in the last two seasons. Siem has some strong form in Italy from way back with a 4th (2008), a 6th (2004) and a 10th (2005) in the Italian Open so will hope to tap into those memories in a field where, at his best, he'd expect to be a strong challenger.
May 17 - 9:50 AM

Marcel Siem is in need of a good run of form as he prepares to tee it up in this week’s Shenzhen International at Genzon GC.

The German finished T3 on his last appearance in China, at the national Open, and he is also a past winner of the BMW Masters (in Shanghai in 2014), but otherwise his record in China is not overwhelming with success. In fact he has only three times in 18 starts ended the week better than T34 (T46 and MC on this layout). It’s a record much like his form. In fact that T3 in last year’s China Open is the highlight of his play over the last 12 months. His next best effort was T11 in the British Masters and then T29 in the Indian Open. Seeking a tenth successful year of retaining his card he will need to up his efforts this season and for most of last – it was only two top fives which left him 88th on the Race to Dubai. Putts per Round might not be the finest stat with which to judge a golfer, but the fact he averages 31.88 this year cannot be good news. Like his Score Average of 73.41 it is comfortably the worst he has recorded since 2010. Missed the cut last week in Morocco.
Apr 17 - 11:03 AM

Marcel Siem posted the joint-best score of the afternoon wave in round one of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia, handing in a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66 to slot in at T3 and just three behind leader Marc Warren.

The German is coming off a wretched Desert Swing where he missed the cut in Abu Dhabi and Dubai (78-76) and was disqualified after round one of the Qatar Masters. He also failed to cash at the South African Open last month. However, it was a different story today at a Saujana G&CC where he posted T48 in the 2009 Malaysian Open. Starting at 10, Siem opened with three straight pars before making a move by splashing red at four of his next six holes (13, 14, 16 and 18). He picked up further shots at 2 and 6 and kept his card clean with an impressive up and down at No. 9, celebrating the 66th shot of his round with a fist-pump.
Feb 9 - 4:41 AM

Marcel Siem rediscovered some form with T11 in last week's British Masters and makes the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura his next stop.

The German is continuing his comeback from a shoulder injury and admitted at The Grove that he hadn't touched a club for seven weeks after taking time off in July, a break from the game he hadn't had since a child. Rust showed in his first few tournaments back as he missed three straight cuts but he cashed at the European Open (T67) and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (T62) and kicked on with an impressive week in England. Notably, he hit 86.1% of greens in regulation in the British Masters to rank second for the week. Siem has played in all nine editions of the Portugal Masters, making seven cuts and posting fourth in 2009. He also cracked the top 25 in 2013 and 2014.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Marcel Siem has alarming form worries to address as he prepares to tee it up in the KLM Open at the The Dutch course in Spijk.

Two top ten finishes – in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and China Open – have bolstered a season of transition for the German. Having pegged a career best season in 2014 (7th on the Race to Dubai) he dipped to 67th last year whereupon he decided to overhaul his background team and is currently 80th. The big worry would be that since carding four rounds in the 60s to finish T3 in China he hasn't broken 70 once – in the right way at least because he has notched three rounds in the 80s. His last appearance in this event offers hope because he led after 18 holes and was T2 after 36. But he then reverted to type in the country: his T12 was a best finish in 10 visits and the first in the top 40.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 06:41:00 AM

Marcel Siem has plenty of experience in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but his results there, and elsewhere in Ireland, have flattered to deceive.

You could say that the German burns out quickly on the Emerald Isle because in 4 of the last 7 Irish Open he has found himself inside the top 4 after 18 holes. Furthermore he was 1st at halfway in 2011 and T2 after 36 holes in 2008. In a sense impressive, but once he's played the full 72 holes the record book looks poor. Indeed, in 17 starts in Ireland he has only twice inside the top 25 and never better than T14 (in the 2014 Irish Open). Form-wise he’ll be keen to get back on the course after finishing T3 in the China Open during late April, a week in which he ranked #1 for All Round. It was his second top five finish of the year after T5 in Abu Dhabi.
Tue, May 17, 2016 12:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 1, 2016 04:46:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 06:24:00 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.
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 05:39:00 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