Dyson eyes Ryder Cup spot

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England’s Simon Dyson is targeting a place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team as a major goal in 2012.

England’s Simon Dyson is targeting a place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team as a major goal in 2012.

Dyson, a two-time winner on the European Tour this year at the KLM and Irish Open, currently lies 16th in the Cup points list and 28th in the world rankings.

The 34-year-old narrowly missed out on a spot in the victorious 2010 side and is eager not to have a repeat of that come September of next year when the Cup is staged at Medinah Country Club in the USA.

Speaking to the BBC, 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.

“I was very close last year. 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 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 Glenneagles 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 is confident enough in his game to believe that it means the bar will be set very high in 2012 if he fails to qualify once again.

“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,” added the 34-year-old.

“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.”

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