Who's who: Simon Dyson

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Who's who: Simon Dyson

  • Name:

    Simon Dyson
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Dec 21, 1977 in York, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Malton, Yorkshire
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1999

Roll of Honour

Multiple winner on the European and Asian Tours and winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit. One of the stars of the victorious Walker Cup team that beat the USA at Nairn in 1999.

Did you know?

A popular player on the European Tour from 2001 until 2017, Dyson spent many of his early years as a professional playing with much success on the Asian Tour. In his teens he played footbal for York City and Scarborough, clearly benefiting from his family's strong sporting pedigree - his uncle, Terry Dyson, played for Tottenham Hotspur in the Cup and League double-winning side of 1960-61.

Top tournaments won by Simon Dyson

2011
Europe
269 (-15)
€250,000
Discover Ireland

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Discover Ireland

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].

2011
Europe
268 (-12)
€300,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

KLM

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].

2009
Europe
265 (-15)
€300,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

KLM

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].

2009
Europe
268 (-20)
€540,440
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€540,440

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

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].

2006
Asia
268 (-20)
US$166,660
Enjoy Jakarta/HSBC

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

US$166,660

Title sponsor

Enjoy Jakarta/HSBC

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].

2006
Europe
270 (-14)
€266,660
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

KLM

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].

2000
Awards
$282,371
see Score
Asian Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Venue

Score

$282,371

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

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.

2000
Asia
275 (-13)
US$72,000
Volvo

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$72,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2000
Asia
263 (-21)
US$80,750
Omega

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

US$80,750

Title sponsor

Omega

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].

2000
Asia
269 (-15)
US$32,300
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

US$32,300

Title sponsor

x

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].

2000
Awards
$282,371
see Score
Davidoff

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Dyson, Simon

Venue

Score

$282,371

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Davidoff

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.

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