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'Oh my God, it's horrendous': Tour pro gives best walk-and-talk interview yet

May 08, 2023

Stuart Franklin

The walk-and-talk interview has become a beloved (at least, by the fans) staple of PGA Tour coverage this year, but the DP World Tour has been conducting them for years. While they're a great window into what a tour pro is thinking, they also can just be downright entertaining if you get the right person. And Marcel Siem is the right person.

What else would you expect from a golfer who rocks a man bun? Anyway, the recent winner of the Hero Indian Open took a turn with the AirPods during the third round of the Italian Open and he delivered—despite not playing his best hole. First, they cut to the colorful, 42-year-old German after he just made a bogey on No. 7.

"That bloody hole on the last," Siem said. "I haven't played well there in three years so I don't know what to do there, but all good now."

Except it wasn't all good. Siem had pulled his tee shot on the par-4 eighth and after some friendly chit-chat, he finally made his way over to his golf ball. Which set up this funny exchange.

ANNOUNCER: "We'll let you wander over to your shot and examine your lie, we'll be interested to hear what you have to say about it."

SIEM: "Looks horrendous, I guess."

ANNOUNCER: "No, it's not horrendous."

SIEM: "It's not horrendous? Well, I gotta lay up, that's for sure. So wish me luck for the up and down. Where is it? Oh my God. It's horrendous. Trust me."

We trust you, Marcel. Unfortunately, after laying up, he couldn't get up and down for par. He did shoot 67 on the day, although a final-round 78 dropped him into a tie for 26th place, a dozen shots behind winner Adrian Meronk. Anyway, watch the full interview here (the exchange about his lie starts at the 3:05 mark):

While Meronk seems a lock for the European Ryder Cup team after winning at what will be the Ryder Cup venue this fall, we can only hope Siem is part of Luke Donald's team as well. Or, at the very least, he's part of the TV coverage.