Simon Dyson is facing potential disciplinary action from the European Tour after his disqualification last week at the BMW Masters.
The tour is looking into the incident, in which Dyson was clearly shown tapping down a spike mark in his line. A television viewer alerted the tour of the infraction, which merits a two-shot penalty, and Dyson was later DQ’d for signing an incorrect scorecard.
Dyson reportedly told a rules official that he had no recollection of breaking the rule, but the act was so egregious that a few members of the tour’s players’ committee were said to be “outraged,” according to a report in The Telegraph. Dyson will now review the incident with David Garland, the Euro Tour’s director of tournament operations, chief referee John Paramor and chief executive George O’Grady, and it is possible that Dyson could either be fined or suspended.
Dyson is scheduled to play in next week’s Turkish Airlines Open. At No. 68 in the Race to Dubai standings, he needs a good finish to advance to the 60-man season finale in Dubai.