By Brian Keogh

Seve Trophy wild card Simon Dyson has confessed that skipper Nick Faldo struggled to contact him last week.

The English rookie was a last gasp addition to the GB&I side - apparently forcing Faldo to back-track on a late call up for Paul McGinley.

Dyson said: “Nick rang the Tour for my number but I am a bit like BT, I change my number every month.

“He had the wrong number and tried to get in touch with me anyway. He ended up ringing up (my manager) Chubby (Chandler) and Chubby said Nick was looking for me and to give him a ring.”

Faldo did not manage to get in touch with Dyson until Tuesday morning, just a few hours before the wild cards were announced.

Dyson said: “I was off down to the Belfry on Tuesday morning. The team had been picked on Monday and I didn’t know. Nobody knew. “

Asked if he had heard that McGinley was offered a wild card because he was uncontactable, Dyson said: “Really? I didn’t know. But it’s nice to be in.”