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With this win: Marcel Siem - Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna

With this win: Marcel Siem - Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna

Marcel Siem won his sixth DP World Tour title in his fourth event back after hip surgery at the Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna.

Below, find out everything the German accomplished with his play-off victory over Tom McKibbin at the Adriatic Golf Club in the penultimate event of the European Swing.

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Marcel Siem holed a birdie hole on the final hole of regulation play on Sunday to force a play-off

Key facts: Marcel Siem's victory at the Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna

  1. This is Siem's sixth DP World Tour win on his 533rd appearance
  2. It was on his fourth start on Tour since returning from hip surgery earlier this season at the Soudal Open
  3. He is the second German winner of the Italian Open, joining Bernhard Langer (1983 and 1997)
  4. This is his second victory on the DP World Tour in back-to-back seasons, having won the 2023 Hero Indian Open one year and 125 days ago
  5. This was the second time, from a possible three, he has converted a 54-hole lead, having previously done so at the 2013 Trophée Hassan II
  6. He climbs to 31st on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, up from 126th
  7. He rises to fourth on the European Swing Rankings on 522.20 points, up from 113th, with one event left to go
  8. He climbs to 131st on the Official World Golf Ranking, from 228th
  9. He is the first player from Germany to win on the 2024 Race to Dubai, and first since Nick Bachem at the 2023 Jonsson Workwear Open
  10. He is the 71st win by a player from Germany on the DP World Tour

'My journey is just beginning, it feels like' - Siem still has big goals in his 40s

Despite being among the most experienced players on the DP World Tour and admitting after the third round that he felt like an 80-year-old teeing it up at the Soudal Open, Siem intimated his love for the game was as strong as ever as he targeted realising long-held goals of playing at the Ryder Cup and the Masters Tournament following his dramatic victory.

"Holing that putt on 18 was one the coolest moments in golf for me and doing it again in a play-off was fantastic," he said.

"I love this sport and these moments, I work really hard for them. When you get rewarded like this, it’s a very special moment. I think it’s the second oldest trophy on mainland Europe. So I’ve got the French Open and this one now, I’m so proud of that. My journey is just beginning, it feels like.

"My big goal is to get in the Ryder Cup once. I’ve never played the Ryder Cup or the Masters. These are the two big goals for me and whatever happens on the way there, I’ll take it and keep working even harder. I’m just loving it. I love my life at the moment. It’s great."

Watch the video below to hear Siem's immediate post-round thoughts...

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