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Simon Dyson advances in world golf ratings
11:50am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Sport
YORK-BORN Simon Dyson’s joint 23rd finish in The Open Championship proved all the more impressive considering he was taken ill ahead of the third round.
Dyson was stricken with a virus that left him distinctly below-par over the final two rounds at Royal Lytham & St Annes, where the claret jug was hoisted aloft by South Africa’s Ernie Els after he dramatically overhauled Australia’s Adam Scott in the closing four holes.
So ill was Dyson he returned home and spent all of yesterday confined to bed.
Dyson’s reward for his two-over-par total (rounds of 72, 67, 73 and 70) was a cheque for just over £40,000 and a place up the world rankings to 47th spot.
The Malton & Norton Golf Club ace is to sit out this week’s Austrian Open before the WGC Bridgestone Invitational next week in Ohio followed by the USPGA Championship, the year’s last major, in Carolina.