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David Frost

David Laurence Frost (born 11 September 1959)

Frost was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He turned professional in 1981. He scored his first professional win in his home country in 1983 and has continued to play in South Africa in the northern winter, but like other leading South African golfers he has spent far more time playing internationally. In line with many other Commonwealth golfers his first move abroad was to the European Tour and he played that tour from 1982 to 1984. From 1985 he was primarily on the U.S. based PGA Tour, where he went on to win ten tournaments, the most prestigious of which was the 1989 World Series of Golf which he won by defeating Ben Crenshaw at the second playoff hole. He made the top ten on the PGA Tour money list twice, placing 9th in 1988 and 5th in 1993. By his forties he was no longer a regular contender on the tour, but in 2005 he set the all time PGA Tour 72-hole putting record with 92 putts at the MCI Heritage while finishing only tied 38th. Frost won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 1998/99. He was a member of the International Team in the first staging of the Presidents Cup in 1994, and took part again in 1996. In 1997 and 1998 he captained South Africa to victory in the Alfred Dunhill Cup in Scotland. His team mates were Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. He has more than twenty professional tournament wins to his name, spread across four continents. Frost owns a wine business which produces vintages named after golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. In 2006, Frost signed on as an analyst with The Golf Channel, where he serves as an analyst for Golf Central and The Sprint Post Game Show.

Tournament Wins

PGA Tour wins (10)
1988 (2) Southern Open, Northern Telecom Tucson Open
1989 (1) NEC World Series of Golf
1990 (1) USF&G Classic
1992 (2) Buick Classic, Hardee's Golf Classic
1993 (2) Canadian Open, Hardee's Golf Classic
1994 (1) Canon Greater Hartford Open
1997 (1) MasterCard Colonial

Other professional wins (12)
1983 Gordon's Gin Classic (South Africa)
1984 Cannes Open (European Tour)
1986 South African Open, South African Masters
1989 Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa - unofficial event)
1990 Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa - unofficial event)
1992 Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa - unofficial event), Dunlop Phoenix (Japan Golf Tour)
1993 Hong Kong Open
1994 Lexington South African PGA Championship, Hong Kong Open
1999 Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open (co-sanctioned by Sunshine Tour and European Tour)

Team appearances
Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing South Africa): 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 (winning team), 1998 (winning team)
World Cup of Golf (representing South Africa): 1998, 1999
Presidents Cup (International Team): 1994, 1996

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