MALTON and Norton golfer Simon Dyson will be looking for greater consistency tomorrow at the start of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Dyson missed the cut at last weekend's HNA Open de France after a nightmare second round which included eight bogeys and two double-bogeys.

However, his first round performance had been a vast improvement on his recent form and he had entered the second round lying 29th in the competition on one under par.

The six-time former European Tour winner eventually finished in joint 139th position on nine over par.

Dyson, who has struggled for the last two years due to wrist problems, has now missed the cut at seven of the last eight tournaments on the Tour, excluding the Shenzhen International in April where retired after playing just 12 holes.

He has dropped to 203rd in the ‘Race for Dubai' and 1568th ranking in the world.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is the third event in this season's Rolex Series and is played on one of Northern Ireland’s most stunning links golf courses at Portstewart in Londonderry.

The list of entrants include defending champion Rory McIlroy and world number two Hideki Matsuyama who will be making his regular European Tour debut after finishing joint runner-up at last month's US Open.

England's Tommy Fleetwood will also arrive at the event full of confidence after his one shot victory at the Open de France which put him in forst place in the Race to Dubai rankings.

Dyson will tee-off tomorrow at 13.50pm alongside England's James Morrison and South Africa's Hennie Otto.