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Simon Dyson’s task is to shine in China
EARLY to rise, and hopefully quick to make an impression – that’s the renewed aim of York golf star Simon Dyson.
He is among the first threesome to start play in the BMW Masters in China tomorrow when he bids to stake a claim for the European Tour’s dollar-filled finale.
Now down to 173rd in the world standings, Dyson’s target is to ensure qualification for the Race To Dubai European Tour climax, which wraps up the Tour next month in the $8.5 million DP World Championship showdown in the Middle East.
That last hurrah is only open to the leading 60 players on the Tour.
Dyson presently lies in 66th place – some 36,000 euros behind the 60th-placed player, former world number one Luke Donald, ironically Dyson’s long-term friend – and the York ace only has two more tournaments open to him to seal automatic qualification.
They are tomorrow’s BMW Masters at the Lake Malaren course in Shangai and the Turkish Airlines Open, which starts in just over a fortnight.
The 35-year-old Dyson will be partnered over the first two rounds at Lake Malaren by Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer and Dong Su of China.
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