Residence: Manchester, England
Simon comes from a family with a rich sporting pedigree. His grandfather was a jockey; dad, John, is a bookmaker and his uncle, Terry, played in Tottenham’s double-winning team in 1960-61. He was encouraged to take up golf by his older brother, Nick. After this, Simon made steady progress and achieved a scratch rating by the age of 16. He was runner-up in the English Amateur Championship in 1999 but won the Finnish Amateur title in the same year. He was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland side which won the Walker Cup at Nairn that year also. He turned professional in September 1999. However before turing to golf he was a promising footballer on the books of York City and Scarborough as a teenager. Simon gained a second card in the Asian PGA Tour School in January 2000 and broke through by winning three titles on his way to Asian Tour Rookie of the Year honours, Player of the Year and Order of Merit.
Simon made his mark on the global stage with his joint sixth place in the 2007 US PGA Championship, his first top ten in a Major, following his two victories on the European Tour the previous season. Narrowly missed out on adding to those victories in 2007 when he lost out in a play-off to Justin Rose in the season-ending Volvo Masters. Best placed finish off 2008 came at the Maybank Malaysian Open, where he finished third - finishing the year 55th on the Order of Merit.
Simon Dyson Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Simon Dyson throughout his career
Simon Dyson Tournament History
2008 Portugal Masters
16-19 October - Portugal Masters - Oceânico Victoria Golf Course. Spain’s Alvaro Quiros was victorious at the Portugal Masters after holding off a determined challenge from Europe’s form player, Robert Karlsson. The 25 year old from Cadiz pocketed the €500,000 winner’s cheque - the largest of his career - after a final round 68 (a 19 under par total); he immediately dedicated his win to Seve Ballesteros, who was recovering in hospital from an operation to remove a brain tumour at the time. European Order of Merit leader Karlsson, who had begun the final round only a shot behind the Spaniard, had to settle for a share of third place after carding a 71.
In Simon Dyson's bag...Another solid week from the Englishman. All four rounds under par helped him to a tied for 7th finish. Simon first signed with Nike in 2007 and continues to use their gear going into the 2009 season. From our photos we can identify that he is using a Nike SQ Sumo 5900 Tour driver , Nike SQ fairway woods, Nike Forged Blade irons and SV Tour Black wedges.
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