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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 will be looking for just a third weekend of action in the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing.
There is nothing wrong with the German's current shots into the greens (he ranks 45th for SG: Approach (+0.601)) but once he's on them? A very different story: 220th for SG: Putting (-0.089). He's only 2-for-7 this season, but the good news is that the cuts made have been recent. T28 in the Qatar Masters and T19 last week in the Trophee Hassan II. He was T3 at this venue two years ago, his only top 40 finish in eight tournament starts. But a career highlight did come in China: victory in the 2014 BMW Masters. Apr 24 - 11:43 AM

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Marcel Siem tees it up in this week's Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort hoping he gets off to a better start than he did 12 months ago.

The good news for the German is that 12 months ago he scooted round this course at the weekend, carding 67-68. The very bad news is that his opening laps of 80-77 were so terrible he had little chance of resurrecting his ultimate finishing position. Only two golfers were below him at T74 and both were locals. He played three times at Montgomerie Maxx Royal , twice logging T41 and peaking with T8 in 2014. He has missed three cuts in his last four appearances, with the exception T15 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship where he ranked third for Total Putting. Squeaked his card at 101st in the rankings, so this week (and maybe onwards) is a nice bonus.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 01:25:00 PM

Marcel Siem struggled on his last visit to the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano; can he use his run of form to improve on his record at the Parco Reale di Monza venue?

Thus far in his career his Italian Open record is split down the middle. When the tournament was hosted by Castello di Tolcinasco he made three top tens in five starts. His other four appearances? A best of T16 on debut back in 2003 at GardaGolf. Moreover his only previous visit to this course saw him crash out at the cut following a second round 75 (after he opened with 68). More encouragingly he was T8 in the Rocco Forte Open in May, but that Sicilian test was so unlike this one it is entirely open to debate what value there is in it. Since and including bouncing back to form with second in the Paul Lawrie Match Play he has four top 25 finishes in six starts, with the latest T15 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, only his third top 20 there in 12 visits.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 06:20:00 AM

Playing the Old Course the wrong way round, Marcel Siem drained a 15-foot putt at the 9th hole to record a walk-off birdie, complete a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-32=66 and set the new halfway lead of 9-under 135 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

That puts him one ahead of Kiradech Aphibarnrat and David Drysdale although a shot behind defending champion Tyrrell Hatton, who still has two holes to complete. Siem started his day at St. Andrews with an opening circle and then played par golf until acknowledging the cheers at 18 following a birdie-3. On the Old Course's front nine he enjoyed a rush of red by ticking 1, 3 and 4 and then became the first player to post 9-under after a closing birdie. The German, who sits 96th on the Race to Dubai, had carded a 69 on day one at Kingsbarns. He'll now try his luck at Carnoustie on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Marcel Siem will look to add to his recent good vibes when he tees it up in the Portugal Masters at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.

This might be a good week to look closely at the German who lost in the final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play. He backed that up with T10 in the Made in Denmark and threw a R2 67 in when T74 at the European Masters so he’s not lost his mojo. He’s 8-for-10 on the course with a best of T4 back in 2009, although it might be a concern that only three cuts made have led to better than T50. So why the sneaky regard? Think Arnie. Back in 2012 on the DLF Palmer Course in Delhi Siem was T2 in the Avantha Masters and four years before that he was T4 in the Italian Open at Castello di Tolcinasco, another Palmer track.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 04:23:00 AM

Marcel Siem lost last week's Paul Lawrie Match Play final after being 2-up with five to play but put that agonising defeat to Adrian Otaegui behind him with an opening 5-under-par 32-34=66 at the Made In Denmark.

Siem was clearly playing some great golf for most of that event in his native Germany so it's no real surprise to see him bounce back here even if it is his first start at Himmerland Golf Resort & Spa. There looked to be echoes of disappointment when he bogeyed the second hole to drop over par but he wiped that out in style with eagle-3 at 5. The German connected three red numbers from Nos. 7-9 to turn in 32 and then made two birdies (12 and 15) against a bogey (14) on the par 71's second nine. Right now, he's T4 on the live leaderboard and just two shots behind clubhouse leader Wade Ormsby.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 09:15:00 AM

Marcel Siem admitted he was "really upset" after losing to Adrian Otaegui in the final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play last Sunday; he'll get back on the horse at this week's Made In Denmark.

The German was 3-up at the turn and 2-up with five holes to play but suffered a 2&1 loss to his fast-finishing opponent. "I'm really upset, it's disappointing, it was right there on a silver plate for me today. There's nothing better than having a tournament win under your belt, having an exemption. I would have had a chance to play in every tournament," Siem lamented later. Still, it's gone now and he'll try to buckle down at Himmerland Golf Resort & Spa where he'll be playing this event for the first time. The four-time European Tour winner has also posted top 10s this season at May's Rocco Forte Open and June's Nordea Masters so his run to the PL Match Play final didn't come out of the blue. Siem sits 87th on the Race to Dubai from 19 events.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 04:01:00 AM

Marcel Siem is 18 holes from a fifth European Tour win after defeating Johan Carlsson 3-and-2 in the semi final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria.

The German has been in a slump since he won the 2014 BMW Masters, spending much time re-assessing his swing, his approach and his motivation. But this week he has been sensational and it didn’t stop on Sunday morning at the Beckenbauer Course. He burst from the blocks with winning front nine birdies at 1, 2, 5 and 9, reaching the turn 2-up as Carlsson claimed the two par-5s with circled numbers. Siem won 11 with par and 13 with birdie before Carlsson grabbed a last life line thanks to birdie at 14, but both players drove the short par-4 16th green and holed for eagle; a ridiculously good way for Siem to win and equally ridiculously good way for Carlsson to bow out. Siem faces Adrian Otaegui in the final.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 05:00:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM

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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 11:47:00 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).
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 03:13:00 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.
Wed, May 17, 2017 09:50:00 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.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 11:03:00 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.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 04:41:00 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