EXEMPT STATUS:  Past Champion
FULL NAME:  David  Frost
HEIGHT:  5-11
WEIGHT:  190
BIRTHDATE:  September 11, 1959
BIRTHPLACE:  Cape Town, South Africa
RESIDENCE:  Dallas, TX; plays out of Preston Trail GC
FAMILY:  Wife, Corrie
SPECIAL INTERESTS:  All sports especially rugby, as well as good food and wine from his own vineyard (frostwine.com)
TURNED PROFESSIONAL:  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
(12): 1982 Gordon's Gin Classic [SAf], 1984 Air France Cannes Open [Eur]. 1986 South African Open. 1987 South African Masters. 1989 Million Dollar Challenge [SAf]. 1990 Million Dollar Challenge [SAf]. 1992 Million Dollar Challenge [SAf], Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 1993 Kent Hong Kong Open [Asia]. 1994 Lexington PGA Championship [SAf]. 1999 South African Open Championship [SAf].
 Best PGA TOUR Finishes
1--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. 
 Career Highlights
2002: Playing in his adopted hometown of Dallas, posted his first top-10 of the season at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic, a T8 aided by consecutive 2-under-par 68s on the weekend...Thanks to a final-round 65, finished T10 at the Canon Hartford Open. 2001: Used top-50 career money winners exemption after finishing No. 177 on the TOUR money list the previous year...Kept fully-exempt status for the 2002 season by finishing 101st on money list, his highest spot since 1997 when he ended the season at No. 50. Led TOUR in putting average (1.708) for second time in career (first in 1993). 2000: Set course record at TPC at Deere Run with 9-under 62 during second round of John Deere Classic, since broken by J.P. Hayes in 2002 (61)...Began and ended the year with good play on the South African Tour, with two top-5s in January and another in December. 1999: Started year by making eight consecutive cuts...Opened with back-to-back 63s at FedEx St. Jude Classic, tying PGA TOUR record for opening 36 holes with his 16-under-par 126 total...Earned first top-10 finish since T8 at 1997 Bell Canadian Open with T7 at British Open. Was his best finish in a major since T5 in 1995 Masters Tournament and best finish in a British Open since T7 in 1988. 1998: Won Dunhill Cup for South Africa for second consecutive year. Teamed with Retief Goosen year after winning with Ernie Els. 1997: Following three years without a victory, earned his 10th PGA TOUR title in impressive form at MasterCard Colonial. Dedicated his win to Ben Hogan, who had inspired him since he came to America. Shared 36-hole lead after 66-63 with Brad Faxon and Paul Goydos for tournament record-tying 11-under 129. Fell three strokes out of lead with third-round 69 but fired front-nine 32 in final round on way to two-stroke victory over Faxon and Ogrin. 1993: Recorded back-to-back victories at Canadian Open and Hardee's Golf Classic. 259 total at Hardee's gained a seven-stroke victory and was two strokes off 72-hole TOUR record. 1992: Also a two-time winner, capturing Buick Classic and Hardee's Golf Classic. 1990: Won USF&G Classic in dramatic fashion, holing out from bunker on 72nd hole to defeat Greg Norman by one...Shot 60 in final round of Northern Telecom Open at Randolph Park GC. 1989: Won World Series of Golf and earned 10-year exemption by defeating Ben Crenshaw on second playoff hole. 1988: Earned first two TOUR victories in a year when he finished in top-three eight times. Finished third three times in first seven starts--Phoenix Open, Hertz Bay Hill Classic and THE PLAYERS Championship, then runner-up three times in six-week stretch in spring -- MCI Heritage Classic, Memorial Tournament and Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic. Both victories -- Southern Open and Seiko Tucson Open -- came in fall.
 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 www.frostwine.com.
 PGA TOUR Playoff Record
2-3
 Other Information
Finished outside the top 150 on the PGA TOUR money list for the second time in his 20-year career at No. 155. Lone top-10 was a T7 at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas, his first top-10 since he finished fifth in Las Vegas a year earlier. Used top-50 career money winners exemption in 2001 after finishing No. 177 on the TOUR money list the previous year. Kept full exempt status for 2002 by finishing 101st on money list, his highest spot since 1997 when he ended the season at No. 50. Led TOUR in putting average (1.708) in 2001 for second time in career (first in 1993). Set course record at TPC at Deere Run with 9-under 62 during second round of 2000 John Deere Classic, since broken by J.P. Hayes in 2002 (61). Opened with back-to-back 63s at 1999 FedEx St. Jude Classic, tying PGA TOUR record for opening 36 holes with his 16-under-par 126 total.T7 at 1999 British Open was his best finish in a major since T5 in 1995 Masters and best finish in a British Open since T7 in 1988. Won 1998 Dunhill Cup for South Africa for second consecutive year. Teamed with Retief Goosen year after winning with Ernie Els. Following three years without a victory, earned his 10th PGA TOUR title in impressive form at 1997 MasterCard Colonial. Dedicated his win to Ben Hogan, who had inspired him since he came to America. Shared 36-hole lead after 66-63 with Brad Faxon and Paul Goydos for tournament record-tying 11-under 129. Fell three strokes out of lead with third-round 69 but fired front-nine 32 in final round on way to two-stroke victory over Faxon and Ogrin. In 1993, recorded back-to-back victories at Canadian Open and Hardee's Golf Classic. 259 total at Hardee's gained a seven-stroke victory and was two strokes off 72-hole TOUR record. Also a two-time winner in 1992, capturing Buick Classic and Hardee's Golf Classic. Won 1990 USF&G Classic in dramatic fashion, holing out from bunker on 72nd hole to defeat Greg Norman by one. Shot 60 in final round of 1990 Northern Telecom Open at Randolph Park GC. Won 1989 World Series of Golf and earned 10-year exemption by defeating Ben Crenshaw on second playoff hole. Earned first two TOUR victories in 1988. Both victories came in the fall, at the Southern Open and Seiko Tucson Open. 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 bottles, consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon 1999, Merlot 1999, Chardonnay 2000 and Sauvignon Blanc 2001. Wine features an artist series by LeRoy Neiman. Every vintage is dedicated to a golfer, and $1 from each bottle goes to the golfer's charity. Information may be found at frostwine.com. 
 National Teams
Hennessy Cognac Cup, 1984; Dunhill Cup (9), 1991-95, 1997-2000; The Presidents Cup (2), 1994, 1996.