Dick Siderowf Professional Golfer
Richard L. Siderowf (born 1937) is an American amateur golfer, who is best known for winning the British Amateur twice. Siderowf was born in New Britain, Connecticut. He attended Duke University and played golf for the Blue Devils. Siderowf's first British Amateur victory came in 1973, a 5 & 3 victory over Peter H. Moody, at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales. His second British title came in 1976, on the 37th hole over J.C. Davies. In the match against Davies, over the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, Siderowf hooked his ball so far left on the 36th hole of the match—the 18th at St Andrews—that it came to rest next to the caddiemaster's office near the first tee. Befuddled, he asked his local caddie the distance to the green, and the caddie replied, "I don't know, I've never had someone hit it here before." Siderowf managed a halve and won the championship on the first hole of sudden death. In his career, Siderowf has won numerous other amateur tournaments. He is a five-time winner of both the Connecticut Amateur and the Metropolitan Amateur. He won the Connecticut Open three times and the Northeast Amateur twice.