Born:July 15, 1980 in Mettmann, nr Dusseldorf, Germany.
Original/Home Club:Burg Overbach GC, Much, nr Cologne.
Played as the BMW Masters (Oct 30-Nov 2; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; first of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Siem (Ger) beat Ross Fisher (Eng) and Alexander Levy (Fra) at the first playoff hole. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the Hassan II Trophy (March 28-31; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed David Horsey (Eng) and Mikko Ilonen (Fin) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Siem (Ger), who recorded his third European Tour win. [Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Alstom Open de France (July 5-8). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Siem (Ger), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the Dunhill Championship (Jan 22-25; Sunshine/European Trs event). 23-year-old Marcel Siem (Ger) beat Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to claim his first European Tour win. Grégory Havret (Fra) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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