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David Frost

South AfricaSouth Africa

Start Position
2
Current Position
To Par: -9
Total Strokes: 70 - 70 - 68 - 67 : 275
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Residence: Paarl, South Africa
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1981

PGA TOUR Victories

(10) 1988,Southern Open, Northern Telecom Tucson Open. 1989,NEC World Series of Golf. 1990,USF&G Classic. 1992,Buick Classic, Hardee's Golf Classic. 1993,Canadian Open, Hardee's Golf Classic. 1994,Canon Greater Hartford Open. 1997,MasterCard Colonial.

International Victories

(1): 2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open.

Other Victories

(13): 1982 Gordon's Gin Classic, 1984 Air France Cannes Open. 1986 South African Open. 1987 South African Masters. 1989 Million Dollar Challenge. 1990 Million Dollar Challenge. 1992 Million Dollar Challenge, Dunlop Phoenix. 1993 Kent Hong Kong Open. 1994 Lexington PGA Championship. 1999 South African Open Championship.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$373,023 (12)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T1-- Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. 8-- ACE Group Classic.

Champions Tour Best Round

66 at Round 2, ACE Group Classic.

Champions Tour Highlights

Teamed with Michael Allen to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. The pair finished with a 54-hole total of 29-under-par 187, which gave them a one-stroke victory over the team of John Cook-Joey Sindelar. His eagle at the par-4 14th hole Sunday gave them a lead they never relinquished.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Southern Open, Northern Telecom Tucson Open, NEC World Series of Golf, USF&G Classic, Buick Classic, Hardee's Golf Classic, Canadian Open, Hardee's Golf Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open, MasterCard Colonial.

Career Highlights

2011: Did not earn a victory in his second full Champions Tour season but was in contention on the last day several times and managed to register seven overall top-10s among his 23 appearances...Started the year with 16 straight rounds of par or better and was first in contention throughout at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic before eventually finishing T2 along with Nick Price and Jeff Sluman, four strokes back of Tom Lehman. Performance was his second straight top 10 at Fallen Oak...Teamed with Michael Allen to finish T3 in the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Duo shot better-ball score of 62 in the final round to post 26-under 190 total, one stroke short of the two-team playoff...During the summer, was the 54-hole co-leader at the Senior British Open but even-par 72 in the final round at Walton Heath left him in solo sixth place...Was also a 36-hole co-leader at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and trailed by just two strokes entering the final round before shooting 1-over 72 at TPC Harding Park and finishing solo sixth again...Lone start on the PGA TOUR was a missed cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth...Played a pair of events on the European Senior Tour. Teed it up early in the summer at the Berenberg Bank Masters in Cologne, Germany and was T15. Also defended his MTB Tour Championship title at the end of the year and finished second to Tom Lehman on the island of Mauritius. 2010: Broke through for his first Champions Tour victory when he lapped the field by seven strokes at the 3M Championship in August. Was tied with Mark Calcavecchia after 36 holes, but after a birdie-birdie-eagle start, pulled away and was never threatened. Shot a 7-under-par 29 on the front nine, and after draining a 25-foot eagle putt on No. 18 (his second eagle in the round), posted a tournament-record, 11-under-par 61 in his final round. That score matched the low round by a tournament winner in Champions Tour history (Rocky Thompson at the 1994 GTE Suncoast Classic; Loren Roberts at the 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai) and it was later duplicated by Gary Hallberg at the 2010 Ensure Classic at Rock Barn. His 54-hole total of 25-under-par 191 also tied the all-time Champions Tour 54-hole scoring mark. Played all 54 holes without a bogey, becoming the 10th player in Champions Tour history to do so and win the event. Victory came in his 20th start and ended a winless streak of 267 tournaments in PGA TOUR-sanctioned events, dating to his win at the 1997 MasterCard Colonial...Stellar play on the weekend at the Senior PGA Championship nearly proved successful. Set a new competitive-course record in the third round, with a 7-under-par 65 at the Colorado GC and followed with a 4-under-par 67 Sunday, the day's best round to finish in a three-way tie with Fred Couples and Tom Lehman at the end of play. However, his good fortune ended with a double bogey on the first extra hole, and he finished T2 in the year's first major championship...Shared the 36-hole lead with Brad Bryant and eventual winner David Eger at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Final-round 74 dropped him into a T7 at Fallen Oak...Closed his rookie year on a high note when he finished T3 at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Earned $194,500, which pushed him past the $1-million mark in season earnings with a career-best $1,186,992...Put an exclamation point on his season in mid-December when he won the European Senior Tour's Mauritius Commercial Bank Open, making an eagle on the final hole to force a playoff with Roger Chapman and then winning on the second extra hole. 2009: Made five starts on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in mid-September and was among the top 10 three times...Had a successful Champions Tour debut when he finished T9 at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn...Almost won the SAS Championship in his second appearance on the circuit. Carded a final-round 67 to tie for the lead but, along with Nick Price, finished T2 at Prestonwood after Tom Pernice, Jr. holed a 36-foot birdie putt on the final hole...Played primarily on the European Tour prior to his 50th birthday and appeared in 17 events with six cuts made.

Personal

Took up game with father while caddying for him at age 14...In 1994, established 300-acre vineyard with brother Michael in heart of wine-producing region of South Africa. Current David Frost Wines production is 7,000 cases, consisting of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Wine features an artist series by LeRoy Neiman. Every vintage is dedicated to a golfer, and $1 from sale of each bottle goes to the golfer's charity. Dedications include Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in 2004. Information may be found at frostwine.com.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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