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Combustible Siem doesn't snap so often these days

By Tony Jimenez GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) - Marcel Siem once snapped his driver in two in a typical fit of pique but the German is not such a combustible character these days and his maturing behavior is getting its reward with improving results. The 33-year-old, who won the 2006 World Cup for his country in partnership with former world number one Bernhard Langer, has won two European Tour events in the last 12 months and is confident of doing well at this week's British Open.

Golf: Siem takes Agadir title, faces Masters wait

Marcel Siem claimed his third European Tour title with a three-shot victory in the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday and now faces a nervous wait before he discovers if he's earned a debut Masters place. The 32-year-old German, who led in Agadir from start to finish, needs to move into the world top 50 to qualify for Augusta in two weeks' time, but won't be certain of a place until the end of the Houston Open later Sunday.

Golf: Siem eyes Masters with four-shot Agadir lead

Germany's Marcel Siem extended his Trophee Hassan II lead to four shots on Saturday as a third round 69 also kept alive his hopes of making a maiden Masters appearance. The 32-year-old Siem, who needs to win on Sunday to climb into the world's top 50 and earn a ticket to Augusta, finished the day on 15 under par, a round boosted by four birdies in six holes around the turn at the Golf du Palais Royal. Spain's Pablo Larrazabal, 2011 champion David Horsey of England and Finland's Mikko Ilonen are all grouped in second place.
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