Dyson makes his move
Article posted: 20 July 2012
It’s always nice to play the weekend at the Open, best tournament in the world
Simon Dyson heads into the weekend inside the top 20 after firing a three under par 67 second round at the Open.
The six-time European Tour winner is tied 15th on one under at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Dyson, who finished tied ninth at Royal St Georges last year, responded from a dropped shot on the third by making four birdies, including a chip in on the 17th.
"Very pleased with it," he said of his round. "I played nicely. I scrambled very well yesterday but I managed to get the ball in the positions I wanted to today.
"If you're hitting off the fairway to these pins, there's a few you can attack, and I managed to do that."
Dyson's best finish this season was joint tenth at the Irish Open and, having fully recovered from the back injury that ruled him out of action for five weeks midway through the season, he now appears to be returning to his best form.
"It’s always nice to play the weekend at the Open," he said. "It's the best tournament in the world."
Louis Oosthuizen also enjoyed a fine second round, signing for a two under 68 to move inside the top 30 and return to level par for the tournament.
Having bogeyed the first, the 2010 champion’s reply was admirable, making three birdies and 14 pars.
Jeev Milkha Singh shot a 71 and is tied 39th, while Branden Grace fired a one under 69 to safely make the cut.
Matt Baldwin, Lee Westwood and Joost Luiten also made the weekend.
Espen Kofstad is tied for the lead at the Acaya Open on four under following a five under 65 third round.
Alexandre Kaleka also shot 65 and is tied fourth on two under, alongside Peter Uihlein.