SIMON DYSON will be hoping he can turn back the clock as he heads into arguably his favourite tournament on the European Tour.

The Malton & Norton Golf Club ace ventures to The Dutch in Spijk, in the Netherlands, tomorrow (Thursday) for the KLM Open.

Three of his six Tour triumphs came in this very competition, with his last, in 2011, seeing him move into the world's top 30 players for the first time.

However, the 39-year-old has tumbled down the rankings in recent years - now down to 1,674th - having struggled to find form following longstanding wrist problems.

Such inconsistency was to the fore last week as he tumbled out of the Omega European Masters in Switzerland at the half-way mark after paying the price for a nightmare first round.

Dyson had been hoping to kick on after getting in the prize money at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. However, he missed the cut at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Crans Montana after firing an eight-over-par first round of 78, following up with a one-over-par second-round 71.

The York-born Tour veteran shot two double-bogeys and six bogeys in round one, winning back shots only twice. Round two was more up and down, this time notching six birdies but coming a cropper with three double-bogeys, plus another dropped shot. The cut came at level par.

Dyson starts his first round tomorrow at 12.45pm.