Simon Dyson withdraws from Turkish Open

Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson, who is awaiting a disciplinary hearing after his disqualification from the BMW Masters, has withdrawn from next week's Turkish Open.

Dyson was disqualified from the BMW Masters after tapping down a spike mark in the second round. Television viewers alerted the European Tour to Dyson’s action. The Tour deemed it a breach of rule 16-1a, which carries a two-shot penalty, and the 35-year-old was subsequently disqualified under rule 6-6d for signing for an incorrect score.

He was tied for second at the time of his disqualification.

The hearing is expected to take place before the end of the month. Penalties range from a reprimand to expulsion from the European Tour, although Golfweek's Alistair Tait wrote that Dyson is unlikely to be banned from the Tour. Click here to read Tait's story.

The Englishman is currently 68th in the Race to Dubai and will now miss out on the European Tour's season finale. The top 60 earn spots in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

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