Simon Dyson

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Simon Dyson
KLM 2009 Simon Dyson.JPG
Personal information
Full name Simon Dyson
Nickname Dys
Born (1977-12-21) 21 December 1977 (age 40)
York, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Manchester, England
Spouse Lyndsey Dyson
Turned professional 1999
Former tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
Asian Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2010, 2012
U.S. Open T51: 2012
The Open Championship T9: 2011
PGA Championship T6: 2007
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit winner

Simon Dyson (born 21 December 1977) is an English professional golfer. He plays on the European Tour, having formerly played on the Asian Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Dyson was born in York, England. In 1999, he was runner-up in the English Amateur and won the Finnish Amateur title. He was also a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that year, before turning professional in September.

Professional career[edit]

In 2000, Dyson topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit after winning three tournaments on that tour, and was also Rookie of the Year. He also played a small number of events on the European Tour in 2000. Since 2001 he has played mainly on the European Tour, and has finished in the top 100 on the Order of Merit nine times, the only exception being in 2003. In March 2006 he won his maiden European Tour title at the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open and he followed up later that year by winning the KLM Open in a play-off over Richard Green. These victories helped him to finish a career-high, at the time, 21st place on the Order of Merit and climb into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.

Dyson very nearly won the season ending Volvo Masters tournament at Valderrama in 2007, when he was involved in a three-man sudden death playoff for the championship with Soren Kjeldsen and Justin Rose. After the trio all parred the first playoff hole, they all found the green at the second playoff hole to leave birdie chances. However both Kjeldsen and Dyson rolled their efforts passed the hole, whilst the 2007 Order of Merit winner, Rose holed his for the championship.[1]

His most successful year came in 2009 when he won the KLM Open for a second time, again at the first playoff hole, like he did in 2006, this time defeating Peter Hedblom and Peter Lawrie. The victory came after a final round 63 made sure of a place in the three-man playoff.[2] Then in October Dyson shot a six-under final round of 66 to take victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.[3] Dyson finished the season ranked 8th on the Race to Dubai standings.

In July 2011, Dyson won for the fifth time on the European Tour at the Irish Open. When Dyson finished his round with a 67, he was the co-leader with Richard Green, who was one group behind him. Dyson even had a putt on the 18th to go one stroke clear, but it slipped past the edge of the hole. However, when Green only found the front edge of the 18th green with his approach shot, he took three putts to get down for his bogey meaning that Dyson was declared outright winner by one stroke.[4] This win elevated Dyson to 9th on the Race to Dubai list and earned him a place in the following week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Dyson also broke into the Official World Golf Ranking top 50.[5] In September 2011, Dyson won his third KLM Open title to move into the world's top 30 for the first time.[6] Dyson finished the season ranked 10th on the Race to Dubai standings.

Personal life[edit]

Dyson was born in York. He lives in Manchester with his wife Lyndsey. The couple got married in December 2010. Dyson is the nephew of Terry Dyson, a former footballer.[7] He is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United.[8]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1999 Finnish Amateur Championship

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

Simon Dyson
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 5 Mar 2006 Enjoy Jakarta HSBC Indonesian Open1 –20 (66-68-67-67=268) 2 strokes Australia Andrew Buckle
2 13 Aug 2006 KLM Open –14 (67-71-66-66=270) Playoff Australia Richard Green
3 23 Aug 2009 KLM Open (2) –15 (67-67-68-63=265) Playoff Sweden Peter Hedblom, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie
4 5 Oct 2009 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship –20 (68-66-68-66=268) 3 strokes Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, England Oliver Wilson
5 31 Jul 2011 Irish Open –15 (70-65-67-67=269) 1 stroke Australia Richard Green
6 11 Sep 2011 KLM Open (3) –12 (65-66-71-66=268) 1 stroke England David Lynn

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 KLM Open Australia Richard Green Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2007 Volvo Masters Denmark Søren Kjeldsen, England Justin Rose Rose won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2009 KLM Open Sweden Peter Hedblom, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (4)[edit]

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T34 T48 CUT T48 T9 T23
PGA Championship T6 CUT T12 T51 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 4 20 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "Dyson falls short in playoff for Volvo Masters". European Tour. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dyson wins play-off at KLM Open". BBC Sport. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dyson secures Dunhill Links title". BBC Sport. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dyson wins the Irish Open for his fifth career victory". European Tour. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Week 31 – Scott Stalling Wins The Greenbrier Classic And Climbs To World Number 119". OWGR. 1 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Simon Dyson wins KLM Open to move into world top 30". BBC Sport. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Profile of Dyson Retrieved 19 September 2011
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