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Dyson takes Dunhill Links Championship

by Paul Fletcher (U1816326) 05 October 2009
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Simon Dyson shot a six-under final round of 66 to take victory at the Dunhill Links Championship on Monday.

The 31-year-old Englishman made six birdies in his opening seven holes and went on to finish on 20 under after a four-round total of 268 at St Andrews.

Oliver Wilson and Rory McIlroy tied for second, three shots adrift.

Luke Donald had led going into a final round rescheduled after gale force winds on Saturday but he carded 73 to end a disappointing six shots back.

How impressed have you been with Dyson recently? Can he stay the pace to make the Ryder Cup team?

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posted Oct 5, 2009

Richie Ramsay is a real talent, was thought as gifted as McIlroy at one point but has struggled with his temperament as is insanely hard on himself.

Phil Mickleson took him aside at the Masters a couple of years back when he was an amateur and told him as much, he's thankfully now on an upward curve and maybe we'll see a real breakthrough next yearok

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posted Oct 5, 2009

Once again my expert predictions from weeks ago comes true!! Some comments on here laughed at me supporting Dyson especially after winning 500,000K in 5 weeks! He has now doubled that with this win. The same so called well educated opinions pushed Howell forward for a Ryder Cup push!!!!! I think they could do well to apologise but they wont!! David Howell - missed cut!!

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posted Oct 5, 2009

I would apologise but I stand by my comment, he's a decent player in a good vein of form. One victory doesn't make him a world beater and it doesn't guarantee him a Ryder Cup spot, it does mean that he's had a very good start to qualifying though. Congratulations to him for a good display applause

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comment by JAS (U1741944)

posted Oct 5, 2009

Yes DannyBoy, fair point, Mr Dyson did indeed prove you right this week and yes he is now in a good run of form and if he keeps it up he'll be a Ryder Cup certainty. But given that the Ryder Cup is still a year away....a lot could still happen so I'd be more tempted to keep a button on my smugness if I were you.

I seriously cant think what David Howell must have done to upset you. Your berating of a player who was in the worlds top 10 before suffering a horrible run of injuries and is now battling the long road back smacks of a mentality I just don't understand but if it makes you feel better about yourself then who am I to judge.

Not sure where you got the impression I had a well educated opinion, if I remember correctly your handicap is 3 or 4 lower than mine...Although I can now claim to be club matchplay singles champion again for the 2nd time in 3 years (I'm waiting on Monty's phone call!!)

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comment by NedB-H (U6666144)

posted Oct 5, 2009

I would be surprised if Dyson qualified for the RC, and amazed if Howell did, much as I'd like it to happen... the former is a good player making the most of a nice run of form, the later is a very good player who is in a sustained trough of awful form. It'd be a surprise if Dyson could keep this going until next September, and equal it'd be a surprise if Howell could turn his game around quickly and dramatically enough.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

It'll be interesting to see how Ryder Cup qualification pans out this year. Normally there's only one on the World list who's not on the European list anyway, but this time I suspect it may be more as there seem to be more top Europeans concentrating on the US. That's going to mean that the players aiming to get in via Europe may need to get into the top 6 or 7 which is a tough ask. I don't personally think Dyson's consistent enough to do that, but perhaps he'll prove me wrong -- he's certainly made a good start! smiley

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Oct 6, 2009

Dyson doesnt need to keep it going for that long though. He can afford a bad patch or three and still pick up a lot of money when he is playing well.
Different players mature at different times, Dyson has alwaysl ooked capable of doing something special, personally Id rather have him in my side than say Oliver Wilson.

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posted Oct 7, 2009

It is good to see Simon Dyson playing well, and he has always been a consistent golfer.

I have followed his career for a few years as he is a friend of mine's cousin.

He is currently playing the best golf of his career and confidence is obviously high. If he can carry on playing ashe has been then he will be a cer for the Ryder Cup. I for one hope he makes it

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posted Oct 7, 2009

That would be Mark Dyson - plays off 5. And his Dad,Terry Dyson used to play for who back in the sixties?

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posted Oct 11, 2009

No it's Barry Dyson, dad Terry used to play for spurs

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