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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/21/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 168
College: England

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Simon Dyson made the top 10 in last year's Tshwane Open and is back for more this week.
Stringing four solid rounds together is the Englishman's problem at the moment. He was second at halfway in the Joburg Open a fortnight ago but slipped to T38 after a closing 75. And after opening with a 75 in last week's Africa Open, middle rounds of 66-69 formed part of a recovery rather than a title push and he ended T37. At least there are some good signs after he started the season with three missed cuts. Dyson was the first-round leader in last year's Tshwane Open after a 65 but had to settle for T10 after sitting third with one lap to go. That came at Copperleaf whereas this year's edition takes place at Pretoria CC where Dyson will be making his course debut. Mar 10 - 5:10 PM

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Simon Dyson toured the tougher East Course in 5-under-par 33-34=67 to be one of three early clubhouse leaders on day two of the Joburg Open.

The Englishman's impressive lap of Royal Johannesburg & Kensington's tougher track elevated him to 11-under 132 at the midpoint. He's currently tied at the top with home South African duo Garth Mulroy and Tjaart Van Der Walt. Dyson opened with a birdie and reeled off three on the spin at 6, 7 and 8. Another par breaker at 10 was wiped out at 12 with his only bogey of the day but he found a final birdie at 17 to assume the joint lead. Dyson's 67 followed on from his 65 at the easier West Course on Thursday. The final two rounds are played on the East so Dyson is in good shape having shown today that he can shoot low there.
Feb 27 - 5:42 AM

Simon Dyson carded a 6-under-par 32-33=65 to end day one of the Joburg Open in a tie for eighth spot.

As with the vast majority of the best scores on Thursday, the Englishman's strong opening round came on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington's easier West Course. He circled birdies on each of the three par 3s and had eight par breakers in all on the par 71. Dyson registered bogeys at 3 and 10. The six-time European Tour winner missed the cut on his only start in this event last year but has posted three top 10s in his last seven events on South African soil. He'll continue his title bid with three rounds on the tougher par 72 East course.
Feb 26 - 10:55 AM

Simon Dyson will hope to shake off some poor form by making the cut at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the 12th straight year.

A regular on the weekend, Dyson's dozen has some nice symmetry as he started the streak with a T20 in 2004 and matched that exact finish last year. His best result in that spell is a T7 in 2007 while his low 18 of six-under-par 66 came in round three the previous year. The Englishman will hope course form counts for more than current form this week as he missed the cut in both Abu Dhabi and the Qatar Masters.
Jan 28 - 7:28 AM

The European Tour has assessed an 18-month probation to Simon Dyson as punishment for his infraction at the BMW Masters on Oct. 25.

After marking his ball on the eighth hole of the second round, Dyson infamously used the ball to tap down a spike mark on the line between his mark and the hole. He didn't assess what should have been a two-stroke penalty and ultimately signed for an incorrect scorecard leading to a disqualification. Today, his home circuit announced that Dyson was "involved a momentary aberration on his part, not a premeditated act of cheating." This allows him to continue to play under probation, but he owes £37,500 in fines and fees. And if he's cited for another breach of the Rules of Golf, he will be subject to a two-month suspension.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Simon Dyson was disqualified from the BMW Masters before the third round due to signing an incorrect scorecard following his second round.

Dyson failed to assess himself a penalty on the par-4 eighth hole. In a statement, European Tour Chief Referee John Paramor said: "Simon Dyson has been disqualified ... under the rules of golf (6-6d), which states that a player must not touch his line of putt. Simon was found to have breached rule 16-1a, which states that a player must not touch his line of putt. Television viewers alerted the European Tour to the incident, ... and when the footage was reviewed Simon was seen to touch the line of his second putt after marking and lifting his ball on the green. He subsequently failed to add a two-shot penalty to his score when signing his card, and as a result has now been disqualified." It's a crushing decision given that the Brit sat 4-under 140 at the midpoint, good for a share of second place four strokes off the pace of leader Luke Guthrie. Dyson entered the week ranked 66th in the Race to Dubai. Only the top 60 qualify for the DP World Tour Championship.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:42:00 AM

Simon Dyson carded a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

The Brit landed only 11 greens in regulation at Firestone Country Club today, but he limited the damage to two bogeys and still converted six birdies. Three of them disappeared from beyond 10 feet, including respective rolls from 19'8" and 39'1" at the 12th and fourth holes.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 04:44:00 PM

Simon Dyson posted a respectable 1-over-par 71 in the final round of the U.S. Open to finish the week at 13-over 293.

After a rocky start, Dyson circled birdies on three of his last seven holes to post his best round at Olympic Club. For the week his ball-striking was lacking, finding less than half of his fairways and greens in regulation. He will not compete in the Travelers Championship.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 04:36:00 PM

Simon Dyson signed for a 4-over-par 74 following his opening round of the U.S. Open.

Out with a strained pelvis since withdrawing from THE PLAYERS, the Englishman hit eight greens at Olympic Club today and helped offset seven bogeys with three birdies. At the time he signed his card, he was just inside the top 60 on the leaderboard.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 09:42:00 PM

Simon Dyson updated his Twitter followers on the weekend that he's ready to return to competition at this week's U.S. Open.

The Brit wrote: "Really excited to be getting ready for the US Open..pelvis has healed great..just want to start playing again now..san fran here i come!!" Gamers must still reserve an ounce of caution if considering Dyson as an investment this week. He hasn't competed since a month ago today when he withdrew from THE PLAYERS after one round.
Sun, Jun 10, 2012 10:20:00 PM

Simon Dyson is grouped with Charlie Wi and Nicolas Colsaerts at next week's U.S. Open.

The trio is scheduled to go off the first tee on Thursday at 1:07 p.m. PT. Their second-round tee time places them on the ninth hole at 7:22 a.m. on Friday. Dyson has been sidelined with a stressed pelvis since withdrawing after one round of THE PLAYERS. It also prevented him from competing in the BMW PGA Championship. Consider him on the short list of potential withdrawals for the second major of the year.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 12:16:00 PM

Simon Dyson alerted his followers on Twitter today that he will be sidelined for a while with a stressed pelvis.

Dyson wrote: "Really (gutted) to find out i [sic] have a stressed pelvis..close to fracturing.. a few weeks off for me now..this season just wont [sic] get going..:(" Two weeks ago, he withdrew after 18 holes at TPC Sawgrass due to a back injury. The revelation of this latest, perhaps related, malady forced him to withdrew from this week's BMW PGA Championship. He's eligible for both the U.S. and British Opens, as well as the WGC-Bridgestone, and he'll have no problem qualifying for the PGA Championship, but tread cautiously if you're looking to snipe the Brit.
Tue, May 22, 2012 11:11:00 AM

Simon Dyson withdrew following his opening round of THE PLAYERS due to a back injury.

The Englishman carded a 4-over-par 38-38=76 before calling it a week. He hit only seven greens in regulation at TPC Sawgrass. Dyson is listed in the preliminary field of the BMW PGA Championship on May 24-27.
Thu, May 10, 2012 05:41:00 PM

Simon Dyson's trips to the United States are rare, but he's in the field at THE PLAYERS on the strength of his world ranking.

Possibly explaining why he sticks mainly to Europe, the 38th ranked player in the world missed the cut at the Masters, failed to make it out of the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play and finished 72nd at the WGC-Cadillac Championship which did not have a cut. He does not have a competitive round at TPC Sawgrass under his belt.
Wed, May 9, 2012 09:08:00 PM

Simon Dyson takes a streak of seven consecutive cuts made into this weeks World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

In those seven starts, Dyson has one top five and two more top 10s. Dyson made a big jump in the world rankings in 2011 after winning the Irish Open in July and the KLM Open in September.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 09:12:00 PM