10 Things You Didn't Know About Marcel Siem

We get to know the German professional Marcel Siem a little better with these facts.

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We get to know the German professional Marcel Siem a little better with these facts.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marcel Siem

Hw well do you know the multiple-time European Tour winner? Here are 10 facts on him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marcel Siem

1. Marcel Siem was born in Mettmann, Germany on July 15th 1980.

2. He owned his first club as a 2-year-old when he would play with a little putter but really started playing at the age of 6. His parents ran a golf club restaurant at Burge Overbach in Cologne

3. His father, Heinz, was a professional handball player before getting injured at age 23.

4. Siem turned professional in 2000 off a handicap of +6. He then joined the European Tour in 2002. His first win on the European Tour came at the 2004 Dunhill Championship. Siem then had to wait eight years before picking up his second win in 2012, at the Alstom Open de France.

5. During his career Siem has won four times on the European Tour. After the two we mentioned above, He won in 2013 at the Trophee Hassan II, and then in 2014 at the BMW Masters.

6. In 2021 he played mostly on the Challenge Tour and with his win at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge gained entry into the Open Championship (opens in new tab) at Royal St. George’s (opens in new tab)

7. Playing alongside Bernhard Langer (opens in new tab), he won the WGC-World Cup in 2006 representing Germany. They managed to beat the Scottish pair of Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren in a playoff.

8. He is 6 foot 2 inches in height.

9. His highest world ranking is 48th and his best finish in a Major came at the 2014 US Open where he finished in a tie for 12th.

10. He cites his interests outside of golf being billiards, fishing and cars. He is currently sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and we believe their partnership has been going for a while now.

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6