Name:David Laurence Frost
Born:Sept 11, 1959 in Cape Town, S Africa.
Original/Home Club:Paarl, S Africa.
Occupation:Professional golfer, wine producer (David Frost wines).
Senior MAJORS (1). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96). Multiple wins on the following: PGA Tour (10), Sunshine Tour (6), European Tour (2), Champions Tr, European Senior Tour and other international professional tours. Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (season 1998/99).
Starting out as a cigarette salesman, Frost quickly established himself as one of South Africa's leading golfers, turning professional in 1981. He joined the European Tour in 1982, and then the PGA Tour in 1985, where he recorded 10 PGA Tour victories. Frost now plays on the top senior tours, and also runs a successful wine producing business, selling under the "David Frost" label. His father also owned a vineyard.
Played as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire (March 27-29). Second-placed Kevin Sutherland (USA) and Tom Lehman (USA) finished 1 shot behind David Frost (RSA), who recorded the last of his six Champions Tour wins. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].
Played as the Regions Tradition (25th) (June 6-9). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA), who claimed his first major championship title. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].
Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 15-17). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner David Frost (RSA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].
Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 7-9; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) and Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 1 shot behind David Frost (RSA), who recorded the second of his two wins on the Tour. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 20-22; two-man better-ball team event). John Cook (USA) & Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 1 shot behind Michael Allen (USA) & David Frost (RSA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
Played as the AT&T Championship (Oct 26-28). Frost (RSA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Canyons course, TPC San Antonio, Texas].
Played as the Mauritius Commercial Bank Open (Dec 10-12; played in 2010 as part of European Senior Tour 2011 season; replaced in Dec 2011 as the Tour's Mauritius event by the season-ending MCB Tour Championship). 50-year-old David Frost (RSA) beat Roger Chapman (Eng) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first win on the Tour. Frost eagled the 72nd hole to force a playoff. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 7 shots behind Frost (RSA), whose final round 11-under-par 61 secured his first Champions Tour win. [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
Played as the Mercedes-Benz/Vodacom South African Open (Jan 21-24; S African/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Scott Dunlap (USA) and Jeev Milkha Singh (India) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
1998/99 South Africa Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Frost (RSA) with season earnings of R1,189,761 on the Tour. Scott Dunlap (USA) was second with R885,792; Richard Kaplan (RSA) was third with R525,151. Known as the Vodacom Southern Africa Tour.
Played as the MasterCard Colonial (50th) (May 22-25). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) and David Ogrin (USA) finished 2 shots behind David Frost (RSA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Kent Hong Kong Open. Frost (RSA) beat Craig McClellan (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New; at the time known as Royal Hong Kong GC].
Played as the Lexington PGA Championship (Jan 13-16; S African Tr 1993/94 season). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 7 shots behind Frost (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 23-26). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind David Frost (RSA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the Hardee's Golf Classic (Sept 16-19). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) and Payne Stewart (USA) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Frost (RSA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind David Frost (RSA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). Frost (RSA) beat Kiyoshi Murota (Jpn) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his first and only Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 4 shots behind Frost (RSA), who took home the $1 million first prize for the third time in four years. There were two notable disqualifications: Nick Faldo (Eng; scorecard error) and Nick Price (Zim; refusing to sign scorecard after disputing a two-shot penalty). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Hardee's Golf Classic (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) and Loren Roberts (USA) finished 3 shots behind Frost (RSA). The event finished in near darkness due to Sunday rain delays. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
Played as the Buick Classic (June 25-28). Second-placed Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 8 shots behind Frost (RSA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 6-9; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Frost (RSA), who sunk an 8-foot birdie putt on the final green to once again scoop the $1 million first prize. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the USF&G Classic (April 26-29). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind David Frost (RSA). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 24-27). David Frost (RSA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Dec 7-10; unofficial event; limited field of 10 top tour professionals). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 3 shots behind Frost (RSA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Northern Telecom Tucson Open (Nov 3-6). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 5 shots behind David Frost (RSA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Starr Pass GC, Tucson, AZ; at the time known as TPC at Starr Pass].
Played as the Southern Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). 29-year-old David Frost (RSA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his ten PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
Frost (RSA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Paul Azinger (USA) was second with 70.21; Dan Pohl (USA) was third with 70.25.
Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Denis Durnian (Eng) finished in second place behind Frost (RSA). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
Played as the Southern Suns South African Open (75th). Tony Johnstone (Zim) finished in second place behind Frost (RSA). [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
Compagnie de Chauffe
Played as the inaugural Compagnie de Chauffe Cannes Open (Oct 18-21). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) and John Morgan (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Frost (RSA), who recorded the first of his two European Tour wins. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].
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