Who's who: David Frost

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Who's who: David Frost

  • Name:

    David Laurence Frost
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    Sept 11, 1959 in Cape Town, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Paarl, S Africa.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, wine producer (David Frost wines).
  • Turned Pro:

    1981
  • Website:

    https://www.frostwine.com

Roll of Honour

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).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by David Frost

2015
America
206 (-10)
$240,000
C Spire

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

C Spire

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].

2013
Majors
272 (-16)
$330,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Regions

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].

2013
America
Newport Beach, CA
194 (-19)
$262,500
Toshiba

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Newport Beach, CA

Score

194 (-19)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Toshiba

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€62,814

Title sponsor

MCB

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$277,500

Title sponsor

AT&T

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].

2012
America
187 (-29)
$230,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

187 (-29)

Prize money

$230,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€42,000

Title sponsor

MCB

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].

2010
America
191 (-25)
$262,000
3M

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

191 (-25)

Prize money

$262,000

Title sponsor

3M

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.].

1999
Africa
279 (-5)
€127,506
Mercedes Benz/Vodacom

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

€127,506

Title sponsor

Mercedes Benz/Vodacom

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
Awards
R1,189,761
see Score
Vodacom

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Score

R1,189,761

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Vodacom

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.

1997
America
265 (-15)
$288,000
Master Card

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$288,000

Title sponsor

Master Card

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].

1994
Asia
274 (-10)
US$49,980
Kent

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

US$49,980

Title sponsor

Kent

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].

1994
Africa
259 (-21)
R90,850
Lexington

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

259 (-21)

Prize money

R90,850

Title sponsor

Lexington

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].

1994
America
268 (-12)
$216,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Canon

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].

1993
America
Oakwood CC, IL
259 (-21)
$180,000
Hardee's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

259 (-21)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Hardee's

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].

1993
America
279 (-9)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

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.].

1992
Japan
277 (-11)
¥36million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

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].

1992
Africa
276 (-12)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

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].

1992
America
Oakwood CC, IL
266 (-14)
$180,000
Hardee's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Hardee's

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].

1992
America
268 (-16)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

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].

1990
Africa
284 (-4)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

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].

1990
America
276 (-12)
$180,000
USF&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

USF&G

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].

1989
America
276 (-4)
$180,000
NEC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

NEC

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].

1989
Africa
276 (-12)
$1,000,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

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].

1988
America
266 (-22)
$108,000
Northern Telecom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

Northern Telecom

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].

1988
America
Green Island CC
270 (-10)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1987
Awards
70.09
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Score

70.09

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Safmarine

Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Denis Durnian (Eng) finished in second place behind Frost (RSA). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].

1986
Africa
275 (-9)
R16,306
Southern Suns

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

R16,306

Title sponsor

Southern Suns

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].

1984
Europe
280 (-8)
£12,375
Compagnie de Chauffe

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£12,375

Title sponsor

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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