Born:Dec 21, 1977 in York, North Yorkshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Malton, Yorkshire
Played as the Irish Open presented by Discover Ireland (July 28-31). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Dyson (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed David Lynn (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Dyson (Eng), who claimed his third Dutch Open title. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Played as the KLM Open (Aug 20-23). Dyson (Eng) beat Peter Hedblom (Swe) and Peter Lawrie (Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his second win in the Dutch Open in four years. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Oliver Wilson (Eng) and Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Simon Dyson (Eng). Monday finish required following cancellation of Saturday's play due to high winds. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
Played as the Enjoy Jakarta HSBC Indonesia Open (March 2-5; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Andrew Buckle (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Dyson (Eng), who claimed his first European Tour win and fourth on the Asian Tour. [Emeralda GC, Depok, nr Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the KLM Open (Aug 10-13). Dyson (Eng) beat Richard Green (Aus) with a birdie-3 at the first playoff hole, to claim his second European Tour win. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Dyson (Eng) won the Asian Tour 2000 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He also topped the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of US$282,371.
Played as the Volvo China Open (May 18-21; Asian Tour event). Second-placed Jyoti Randhawa (India) finished 1 shot behind Simon Dyson (Eng), who recorded his second Asian Tour win, coming a week after his first. [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
Played as the Omega Hong Kong Open (Dec 14-17; Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Kim Felton (Aus), John Kernohan (USA) and Charlie Wi (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Dyson (Eng), whose win was enough to secure the 2000 Asian Tour Order of Merit title. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].
Played as the Macau Open (May 11-14; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) and Andrew Pitts (USA) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie and first-time Asian Tour winner Dyson (Eng). [Macau G&CC, Macau, China].
Dyson (Eng) won the Asian Tour 2000 Davidoff Order of Merit in his rookie season as a professional, with earnings of US$282,371 on the Tour. Jyoti Randhawa (Ind) was second with $224,898; Yeh Wei-Tze (Taiwan) was third with $224,357.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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