Simon Dyson wins Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Simon Dyson fired a final-round 66 at St Andrews, Old Course, to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by three stokes ahead of fellow Englishman Oliver Wilson and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who finished tied for second.

Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson stormed his way to victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, firing a near-flawless 66 on the famous Old Course at St Andrews.

The Englishman, who won the KLM Open in August, held off strong challenges from Rory McIlroy and Oliver Wilson, but after four birdies in his first five holes, the 31-year-old never looked like surrendering his lead.

The €540,440 prize money also means Dyson has fired himself into the Race to Dubai's top ten (opens in new tab).

In a day of low scoring, Wilson closed with a seven-under 65 to claim joint second, but there were birdies all over the course with several players such as Padraig Harrington, who shot a 66, left ruing average rounds the day before.

Overnight leader Luke Donald was one of only a few players over par which resulted in a tie for seventh. Meanwhile, Lee Westwood closed with a 69 for another top-ten finish and the European Tour's most recent winner Rafael Cabrera-Bello carded a 69 to finish in a tie for third.  

Next week the European Tour heads to Centro Nacional de Golf, Madrid, Spain, for the Madrid Masters.

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