Born Benjamin Gordon Dickerson on May 6, 1981, Bubba Dickerson is an American professional golfer who won the 2001 US Amateur Championship. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended college on a sports scholarship. Dickerson played for the Florida Gator’s Men’s golf in 2000 and 2001 and was a runner up at the 2000 US Amateur championships before winning the prize a year later.
In 2001, Dickerson was also playing with the Florida Gators team, which won the NCAA Division I Men’s Gold Championships. This was followed by another victory at the Western Amateur. Dickerson was also awarded All-Southeastern Conference honors in the same year.
Dickerson faced Robert Hamilton during the 2001 US Amateur finals. The 36- hole match saw the two golfers on a tight race, with Dickerson down five through fourteen before he pulled himself together and won the last four holes. In the afternoon, Dickerson took the last two holes for the win. His victory made him eligible to play the Masters, US Open, and British Open as long as he remained in the amateurs. Dickerson opted to turn pro after playing the Masters, without playing in the US and British Opens. He qualified for the PGA in 2006 and 2007 and won his first professional victory at the 2009 Chitimacha Louisiana Open, going for a one-hole win against Brian Vranesh. All in all, Dickerson has single wins in his amateur and professional careers. He currently plays on the nationwide tour.