Nike Golf’s Simon Dyson moved into the world's top 30 for the first time in his career after winning the KLM Open in the Netherlands. The 33-year-old Englishman birdied four of the last seven holes to beat compatriot David Lynn by a single shot and take his third KLM in six years.
Scotland’s Gary Orr and South Africa’s James Kingston had shared the overnight lead, but Dyson broke through with a strong round of 66.
Dyson said, "After a wayward bogey on the 11th, I played some flawless golf. I started a bit shakily with some wayward drives but I'm really pleased".
Dyson also joins a list of three-time winners of the title that includes Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer. "I'm absolutely delighted to be on the same trophy as names like those two," added Dyson. "To win any title once is tough, but to win it three times is a fantastic feeling."
Dyson's KLM Open victory was also his second in seven weeks. He also took the Irish Open with a final round 66.
Rory McIlroy’s final round 67, placed him third, which was good enough to take him back to third in the world rankings. World number two Lee Westwood closed with a final round 66 to lift him from 18th to fifth.