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.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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