Marcel Siem had to sell a « hole-in-one » Porsche.
When the dream price becomes a financial burden. It was the hit of a lifetime and a bonus everyone dreams of. Golf professional Marcel Siem (41) sank his ball down the 17th fairway of Green Eagle golf course from 152 yards in a single shot during the Porsche European Open near Hamburg in 2017.
Three hits are normal. For this so-called « hole in one », which is a rarity in golf, there was a Porsche worth 160,000 euros. The jubilation was great. Siem is back at the tournament near Hamburg until Sunday. After the first lap, he is in 21st place (1 under par) and reveals: “The car no longer exists. »
His explanation: “If you play on the Challenge Tour, you also have to save money. »
Marcel Siem, statements
In the meantime, Siem has managed to recover and is satisfied with his start to the tournament: “I’m happy.
It was not easy because of the wind”. This time he needed two shots at the legendary Circuit 17 and says: “I already won the car, I don’t need to win it again. Because things were going badly in Siem sportingly, he was relegated in 2020 to the 2nd professional league, where the prices are much lower.
Since he had to save money and the car with the proud 550 hp was too expensive to maintain. Marcel Siem (born July 15, 1980 in Mettmann) is a German professional golfer. He notably became Spanish amateur champion in 1999.
Marcel Siem has been pursuing a professional career since 2000. Siem has been a member of the German junior and men’s national team. His first major professional success was winning the Dunhill Championships in Johannesburg in 2004.
In September 2006, Siem took second place behind Bradley Dredge of Wales at the traditional Omega European Masters. In December 2006 he won the World Cup for Germany with Bernhard Langer. Siem celebrated the biggest success of his career so far by winning the French Open in 2012; in March 2013, he won the Hassan II Trophy in Agadir, Morocco.
In November 2014, Siem entered the final round of the BMW Masters in China in third place, five strokes behind. After a round of 73, he reached the play-off with Englishman Ross Fisher and Frenchman Alexander Lévy, which he won on the first extra hole with a chip for a birdie.
Thanks to this victory, Siem took home the highest prize of his career to date of 918,944 euros and finished fourth in the race in Dubai.