|Full name||Robert B. Dickson|
January 25, 1944 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|Residence||Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T17: 1973|
|U.S. Open||T46: 1968|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T25: 1969|
|Achievements and awards|
|Bob Jones Award||1968|
Dickson was born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was introduced to golf at the age of five by his father, Ben, a club pro/manager at the McAlester Country Club, and later club pro at the Muskogee Country Club (1958–1978). He attended high school in Muskogee, and was the state 2A golf champion for three years.
Dickson attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he was a two-time All-American as a member of the golf team from 1964–1966. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business in 1967. That year he became the first amateur golfer since 1935 to win both the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur. He turned professional and joined the PGA Tour in 1968.
Dickson played on the PGA Tour for ten years, and won two official events. During his rookie season in 1968, he won the Haig Open Invitational and the Bob Jones Award for distinguished sportsmanship in golf. His best year as a professional was 1973 when he won the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, earned $89,182, and finished in the top-30 on the money list. His best finish in a major championship was a T-17 at The Masters in 1973. Dickson was hired by the PGA as the Director of Marketing for the Tournament Players Club in 1979, and was also a Rules Official on the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour) from 1986–89. He was appointed as the Tournament Director for the Nike Tour (now known as the Web.com Tour) in 1989 and was instrumental in its initial development.
After reaching the age of 50 in January 1994, Dickson began play on the Senior PGA Tour. His sole victory in this venue came at the 1998 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic in a playoff with Jim Colbert and Larry Nelson. He last played in a Champions Tour event in 2004.
Amateur wins (4)
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Oct 27, 1968||Haig Open Invitational||–13 (68-65-69-69=271)||2 strokes||Chi Chi Rodriguez|
|2||Feb 18, 1973||Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational||–10 (69-68-69-72=278)||3 strokes|| Billy Casper, Bruce Crampton,
Grier Jones, Phil Rodgers
Other wins (2)
Senior PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 28, 1998||Cadillac NFL Golf Classic||–9 (68-69-70=207)||Playoff||Jim Colbert, Larry Nelson|
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1998||Cadillac NFL Golf Classic||Jim Colbert, Larry Nelson||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1967 (winners)
- "History of the Muskogee Country Club". Retrieved April 16, 2010.
- Past Bob Jones Award winners from USGA official site Archived March 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Bob Dickson – Career". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- Industry News from pga.com Archived November 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.