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Name: - David Laurence Frost
Country: - South Africa
Born : - Sep 11, 1959 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Original Home/Club: - Paarl, Western Cape, S Africa
Occupation: - Professional golfer, wine producer (David Frost wines).
Turned Pro: - 1981
Web Address: - http://www.frostwine.com

Roll of Honour

Senior majors (1). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96). Multiple wins on the following: US PGA Tr (10), Sunshine Tr (6), European Tr (2), Champions Tr, European Senior Tr and other international professional tours. Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner (season 1998/99).


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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 US 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

2015Snr AmericaRapiscan ClassicFallen Oak206 (-10)$240,000
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 Frost (RSA). [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].
2013Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach194 (-19)$262,500
Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 15-17). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Frost (RSA). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].
2013Snr MajorsThe TraditionShoal Creek272 (-16)$330,000
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].
2012Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor187 (-29)$230,000
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].
2012Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipTPC San Antonio208 (-8)$277,500
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].
2012Snr EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Snrs)Belle Mare Plage205 (-11)€62,814
Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 7-9; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) and Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA), who recorded his second European Senior Tour win. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
2010Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities191 (-25)$262,000
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.].
2010Snr EuropeMauritius Comm Bank OpenBelle Mare Plage203 (-13)€42,000
Played as the Mauritius Commercial Bank Open (Dec 10-12; part of Eurpn Snr Tr 2011 season). Frost (RSA) beat Roger Chapman (Eng) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), having eagled the 72nd hole to force a playoff. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
1999Men AfricaSouth African OpenStellenbosch GC279 (-5)€127,506
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].
1998Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Sunshine TrR1,189,761see Score
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.
1997Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex265 (-15)$288,000
Played as the MasterCard Colonial (May 22-25). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) and David Ogrin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Frost (RSA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1994Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC274 (-10)US$49,980
Played as the Kent Hong Kong Open. Frost (RSA) beat Craig McClellan (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling; at the time called Royal Hong Kong GC].
1994Men AfricaSouth African PGAWanderers GC259 (-21)R90,850
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].
1994Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands268 (-12)$216,000
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 23-26). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
1993Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey279 (-9)$180,000
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1993Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicOakwood CC, IL259 (-21)$180,000
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].
1992Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn277 (-11)¥36million
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].
1992Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicOakwood CC, IL266 (-14)$180,000
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].
1992Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC276 (-12)$1,000,000
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].
1992Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC268 (-16)$180,000
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].
1990Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC284 (-4)$1,000,000
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].
1990Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn276 (-12)$180,000
Played as the USF&G Classic (April 26-29). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Frost (RSA). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
1989Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC276 (-12)$1,000,000
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].
1989Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC276 (-4)$180,000
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 24-27). Frost (RSA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1988Men AmericaBuick ChallengeGreen Island CC270 (-10)$72,000
Played as the Southern Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). First-time PGA Tour winner Frost (RSA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
1988Men AmericaTucson OpenStarr Pass266 (-22)$108,000
Played as the Northern Telecom Tucson Open (Nov 3-6). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 5 shots behind Frost (RSA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Starr Pass GC, Tucson, AZ. At the time known as TPC at Starr Pass].
1987Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr70.09n/a
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.
1987Men AfricaSouth African MastersStellenbosch GC273 (-15)
Played as the Safmarine South African Masters. Denis Durnian (Eng) finished in second place behind Frost (RSA). [Stellenbosch GC, Western Cape, RSA].
1986Men AfricaSouth African OpenRoyal Johannesburg275 (-9)R16,306
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].
1984Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins280 (-8)£12,375
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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