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Encyclopedia > David Frost (golfer)

David Frost (born 11 September 1959 in Cape Town) is a South African golfer who has more than twenty professional tournament wins to his name, spread across four continents. He is resident in Dallas, Texas. Missing image The central area of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States and the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Texas. ...

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Frost 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 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. Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is an association of independent sovereign states, most of which are former colonies once governed by the United Kingdom as part of the British Empire. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...


Frost 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. Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ...


Frost owns a wine business which produces vintages named after golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded by many as the greatest golfer of all time. ... Arnold Palmer helped to popularize televised golf. ...


PGA Tour wins

The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ...

Other professional wins

The Dunlop Phoenix is an annual event on the Japan Golf Tour. ... The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ...

Team appearances

The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's website (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132016)
  • David Frost Wines (http://www.frostwine.com/)

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