THERE will be a North Yorkshire double act at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters this week.
York-born Simon Dyson has been paired with Knaresborough's John Parry for the first two days of the tournament at the Doha Golf Club.
Malton & Norton stalwart Dyson made his first cut of the season, at the third attempt, when tying for 61st place in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and bagged a shade over 6,000 euros for his week's work.
Despite continuing to progress since returning from injury, the 38-year-old still slipped eight places in the world rankings to 418.
He was hindered by a two-over-par 74 in the third round at the Abu Dhabi GC and an inconsistent final half to his fourth round, but will still gain confidence from his latest excursion as he bids to add the Mother of Pearl Trophy to his six European Tour titles.
Parry, still adjusting to his new TaylorMade clubs, has yet to make the weekend this season - having missed the cut at the BMW SA Open and in Abu Dhabi, where he recorded a one-over-par total of 145.
Dyson and Parry will be joined by Spaniard Jorge Campillo and tee off from the first hole tomorrow at 3.10am British time.
The tournament, which will see the winner grab close on 400,000 euros, sees the return to action of Sergio Garcia, with Ernie Els and Matt Fitzpatrick also bolstering the field.
South African Branden Grace will try to make history by becoming the first player to hold on to the title.