European Tour Facing ‘Cheating’ Crisis Over Simon Dyson Controversy.

The European Tour is facing its biggest ‘cheating’ crisis since Scotland’s Elliott Saltman was suspended from all competition over four years ago.

England’s Simon Dyson is staring at a possible three to four month suspension if found guilty of blatantly breaking the rules.

Dyson’s immediate playing career remains under a darkening cloud after he was disqualified from last week’s BMW Masters for using his golf ball to tap down a spike mark on the eighth green during day three of the event at Lake Malaren.

It was only after the Tour received two emails and with mention on Twitter and Facebook that the Tour was made aware of the issue. 

Since then the Tour has been in somewhat damage control mode with the Tour’s Chief Referee and Tournament Players Committee Chairman, Thomas Bjorn discussing what action, if any, should be handed out to Dyson and a six-time Tour winner.

Bjorn also has been canvassing fellow players, caddies and members of the media and with the controversy a main talking point ahead of this week’s $8.5m WGC – HSBC Champions event.

The Dane, along with five of his fellow committee members, had been spotted in deep discussion with Paramor last week in Shanghai and soon after the third round.

And it’s come to light Paramor had spoken to Dyson during this year’s flagship BMW PGA Championship about other alleged rules discrepancies.

Dyson is not competing in China but he is entered in next week’s inaugural Turkish Airlines Open but it’s strongly believed now he will save any further embarrassment and withdraw.

However in his absence Bjorn and his Players Committee may hold an emergency meeting during the event to discuss the matter, and with rumors strong here in Shanghai that Dyson, and a played tipped by many as a future Ryder Cup star, could be facing a three or four month suspension..



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