Simon Dyson targets spot at Dubai World Championship this autumn
Last Updated: 25/07/13 8:11am
Simon Dyson: Hoping to keep his good form going this week in Russia
Simon Dyson has set his sights on qualifying for the end of season DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and hopes that the form he showed at recent events in France and Scotland will continue this week in Moscow.
The Yorkshireman is currently 81st in The Race to Dubai standings, knowing he needs to move 21 positions up the table to earn a spot at the European Tour finale in November.
Dyson tees-up in the M2M Russian Masters on Thursday knowing he needs a strong finish to the year in order to reach his target.
The 34-year-old followed up a fifth place finish in the French Open, with a tie-for-12th at Castle Stuart in Scotland.
And Dyson, a six-time winner on Tour, said: "I really want to make the Tour Championship and I have eight tournaments left to try and get into that top 60.
"If I can continue the form I showed in France and Scotland then I will have a good chance to do it because I have been paying really well recently and I just want to keep playing and keep that going.
"I am the kind of player who likes to play as much as they can.
"I was actually shocked at how well I played in France because I have never played that well there and with six holes to play, I really had a chance to win it.
"I was really happy to finish fifth there on a very demanding golf course that I hadn't really enjoyed before.
"The next week in Scotland I was still playing well but was so tired on the Friday that I dropped a few shots and all of a sudden I was three over for the day - although I did recover."
This week's venue - Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club - is a Jack Nicklaus design opened six years ago.
Situated in heavy woodland around 30 miles from the Russian capital, there is plenty of water for the pros to avoid and is hilly in places.
The course has already hosted three Challenge Tour events.