Dyson’s set his sights on Ryder Cup spot

England's Simon Dyson plays a shot in the first round of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Tanjong Course in Singapore Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Bryan van der Beek)
England's Simon Dyson plays a shot in the first round of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Tanjong Course in Singapore Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Bryan van der Beek)

MALTON and Norton golfer Simon Dyson has set his sights on a place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team as one of his targets for 2012.

The 34-year-old will ended 2011 16th in the Ryder Cup points list, and 28th in the world rankings.

England's Simon Dyson with his trophy after winning the 2011 Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 31, 2011. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

England's Simon Dyson with his trophy after winning the 2011 Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 31, 2011. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

He said: “I think I’ve improved from last year and if I can just keep doing what I’m doing, then I’ve got a very good chance.

“I’m not going to beat myself up about it trying to get in it, I’m just going to let my golf do the talking.”

Dyson just missed out on a place in the 2010 European team.

“I was very close in 2010. I did well in the USPGA and then I came back to the Czech Republic and I’ve got to be honest, I should have won that with the golf I played, “ he said.

“I just got a little bit unlucky on a few holes coming in and if I’d won that I’d have had a chance of making it.

“I finished about fourth there and then I went to Gleneagles and had to win to get in the team and I finished fourth again. So I pushed it really hard and it was a shame.”

Dyson added: “If I keep playing how I have done for the last three months, if I don’t get in it, they’ll have a very strong side. If I do, fantastic.

“It’s not really about the money for me. It’s about trying to achieve as much as I can.

“I’ve had six wins (on the European Tour) now which is pretty good.”

The Ryder Cup takes place September 25-30 at the Medinah Country Club in the USA.