A belated “congratulations” (on the Forum, at least - apologies for the technical hitch) to Marcel Siem for taking his second European Tour title in as many years since his return to Mizuno. (And another win this year for our MP-69 irons, following Chris Wood’s victory in Qatar.)
Marcel wears his heart on his sleeve and has a wild passion for the game of golf. He’s always been a talented player but in the past couple of years he’s learned to channel all his emotion more positively and that’s instantly shown in his form and results – he won the French Open last year and went on to finish 14th in the Race to Dubai money list.
The course in Morocco, in the King’s walled garden, can be very tricky. Small greens that are tightly guarded by deep bunkers and run-off areas, and normally combined with a stiff breeze off the sea, means patience here is crucial.
Leading from start to finish adds other pressures too, and just watching him play over the weekend was nerve-wracking enough! A couple of times the right hand came off the club, but the ball landed 8 feet or so from the pin. There were fist-pumps early on when crucial putts were holed, knock-downs, convoluted follow-throughs and a couple of scrambles from parts of the course where you wouldn’t want to be, especially on a Sunday afternoon!
So here are a few images, courtesy of Getty, to celebrate his win…