World Cup winner Marcel Siem is following the example of Thomas Bjorn by personally supporting an event on the European Challenge Tour.
Siem, who with Bernhard Langer gave Germany a play-off win over Scots Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren in Barbados last month, has given his name to the POSTBANK Challenge presented by Marcel Siem in Mulheim on July 12-15.
It is part of a 30-event schedule in 22 countries for Europe’s “second division”, with more announcements expected in the coming weeks.
Like Bjorn, who launched an event in his native Denmark three years ago, Siem plied his trade on the Challenge Tour before progressing to become a European Tour champion.
The Challenge season is already under way following events in Argentina and Mexico and resumes with a tournament in Colombia on February 1-4.