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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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