Marcel Siem (Germany), a veteran who had to retake the qualifying tournament at the age of 40, reached the top after 8 years and 116 days.
In the final round of the DP World Tour Hero Indian Open (total prize money of $2 million) held at the DLF Golf & Country Club (par 72) in New Delhi, India on the 27th (Korean time), Siem tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to score 4 under par 68. hit it
Siem, who recorded a final total of 14 under par 274, rose to the top by beating second place Paul Yannick (Germany) by one stroke. It is the fifth win in the DP World Tour, which is more valuable than the prize money of 340,000 dollars (approximately 450 million won). After winning the BMW Masters in November 2014, he held the championship trophy in his arms 8 years and 116 days later.
Siem, who entered the final round one stroke behind the lead, took a chance by catching birdies on holes 4 (par 5) and 8 (par 5). After that, he recorded consecutive birdies on the 10th and 11th holes in the second half. Paul caught birdies on the 8th hole (par 5) and 13th hole (par 4) on this day, and Siem came closer to winning. Siem made a bogey on the 13th hole (par 4), but made up for it with a birdie on the 15th hole (par 5), and finished the remaining holes with pars to celebrate the come-from-behind victory. 먹튀검증
In 1980, the 43-year-old veteran proved competitive on tour. He won 4 wins on the DP World Tour from 2004 to 2014. But he lost his competitiveness as the years went by. He started to be pushed out by younger juniors, and from 2021 he played on the 2-man Challenge Tour. Then last year, he returned to the DP World Tour in the 2023 season through a qualifying tournament.
Having barely returned to the DP World Tour, he slowly moved towards the top. He improved his form by finishing tied for 17th at the Thailand Classic following the Singapore Classic in February. Siem, who was in the top 20 in the last two tournaments, showed off his sharp iron shots in the final round of this tournament with a fairway landing rate of 71.4% and a green accuracy rate of 94.4%.
DP World Tour said, “Magical Siem, after 8 years of waiting, announced his impressive comeback by winning his 5th DP World Tour championship.” The US Golf Channel introduced, “Siem won by one stroke, ending the long wait for the DP World Tour title.” “It’s a very special win for a top man,” congratulated former Ryder Cup European team captain Thomas Bjorn (Denmark).
After the victory was confirmed, Siem, who threw his hat on the ground and stretched out his arms, enjoyed the moment. “You can choose. It makes life a lot easier. You can prepare properly on the golf course. It’s life changing. I can’t believe it. It’s amazing.”