Nike has signed of England’s Simon Dyson to its ever growing team of Tour staff.
The 29-year-old from York has signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf and will represent the brand in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear, eyewear and accessories. Dyson’s Nike arsenal will also include the new Nike SQ SUMO² 5900 driver.
“Simon is a very welcome addition to the Nike Golf team and we have high hopes for his career and continued success on Tour. He is an outstanding athlete who has demonstrated consistency combined with impressive performances,” said Robin Murray, EMEA sports marketing manager for Nike Golf. “We are very excited that he has joined the Nike Golf family.”
“Nike Golf is an impressive brand that has made a huge impact on the golf industry in a short space of time. The technology and workmanship they bring to equipment is outstanding so it was an easy decision to switch,” said Dyson. “The success that Nike players are having with Nike products on Tour is exciting and I can’t wait to add to the ever growing list of tournament wins.”
Dyson joined the PGA European Tour in 2000 and has improved year on year, making his breakthrough in 2006 by winning the Enjoy Jakarta HSBC Indonesia Open, closely followed by another victory at the KLM Dutch Open. These results combined with several top ten finishes catapulted him to a career high of 21st on the European Tour Order of Merit in 2006.
Prior to turning professional, Dyson was runner up in the English Amateur Championship and also a member of the victorious Walker Cup team in 1999. The same year saw him win the Finnish Amateur title and in 2000, after he gained his card at the Asian PGA Tour School, he won three titles on his way to Asian Tour Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year and Order of Merit honours.
Simon ended the 2007 season in 26th position on the European Tour Order of Merit after 8 top ten finishes, results which caught the eye of Nick Faldo earning him a place in the Seve Trophy GB&I winning team. He currently stands 66th in the official World Rankings.