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Encyclopedia > Bubba Dickerson

Benjamin Gordon "Bubba" Dickerson (born May 6, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a professional golfer. He is best known for winning the 2001 U.S. Amateur Championship. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ...

Dickerson played for University of Florida, and was runner-up in the 2000 U.S. Amateur Public Links championship. In 2001, he was a member of the Florida team which won the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, and followed that with a win at the Western Amateur. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The U.S. Amateur Public Links, often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx, is a mens amateur golf tournament, one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ...

In the U.S Amateur that fall, Dickerson made the finals against Robert Hamilton. In the 36-hole final match, Dickerson was down five holes through fourteen played but won the last four holes of the morning round to pull within one. The afternoon round was very close, and Dickerson won the final two holes to go from one down to a one-up victory.

The winner of the U.S. Amateur gains entry into the following year's Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open, so long as he remains an amateur. Dickerson played in the Masters, but after the tournament Dickerson decided to leave school and turn professional, giving up the chance to play in the other two majors.[1] The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ...

Dickerson played on the European Challenge Tour in 2003, the NGA Hooters Tour in 2004, and the Nationwide Tour in 2005.[2] In 2006, he qualified for the PGA Tour. The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... The NGA Hooters Tour is the third-tier mens golf tour in the United States after the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...

The nickname "Bubba" came from his older brother Robert, who couldn't pronounce the word "brother."[3]

External links

  • PGA Tour profile
  • Results in ranking events for the last two years from the Official Golf Ranking site
  • U.S. Amateur victory



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