Marcel wins French Open with MP-69's
In his comeback Mizuno season, Marcel Siem made sure his MP-69’s would have an outing at this year’s Open Championship, by winning The Open de France.
Using his MP-69 bladed irons and White Satin MP T-11 wedges (50 & 54 degrees) Siem took a 2 shot lead into the notoriously difficult closing stretch at Paris National but kept a cool head to take the title by a single shot with a final round of 67.
Having been narrowly denied his European Tour double in February with a tie for second at the Avantha Masters, before falling out of contention on the final day of the recent BMW International Open in his home nation, the 31-year-old German admitted his second European Tour win (and first since 2004) was long overdue.
Known as an emotional player, Siem’s celebratory fist pump signified how much the win meant to him. “I'm so happy. This means a lot to me,” said Siem, who tallies up his third top-four of the season and moves up to 11th in the Race to Dubai.
Tour Operations Manager for Mizuno, Andy Kikidas, “Marcel left Mizuno in 2008, so we’re delighted that his return paid off so quickly. He’s a different player now – a much better ball striker, and although Marcel will always wear his heart on his sleeve, he’s more aware of his emotions out on the course. I think that’s one of things that endears Marcel to the public.
“Marcel was one of the few players with Mizuno to play a midsize cavity MX-20 iron when he was with us the first time around. The fact he’s playing more consistently now – with a very traditional blade, shows a lot about his ball striking confidence.
“Marcel’s MP-69’s are also very well suited to The Open. The tight links at Lytham won’t suit everyone’s normal equipment set up. Plus if he wins – the celebrations will be entertaining”
Siem will join Mizuno MP-59 players Luke Donald, Jonathan Byrd and Charles Howell III at the Open Championship.