Took up game with father at age 12 while caddying for him
Is a third generation vintner and his family is part of the wine heritage in South Africa dating back to 1693. 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. Information may be found at frostwine.com.
All sports especially rugby, good food and wine from his own vineyard (frostwine.com)
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
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (6)
2010 3M Championship
2012 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf, AT&T Championship
2013 Toshiba Classic, Regions Tradition
2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire
PGA TOUR Champions (2)
2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open.
2012 MCB Tour Championship.
PGA TOUR Champions (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 Hong Kong Open.
1994 Lexington PGA Championship.
1999 South African Open Championship.
Broke through for his first top-10 finish of the campaign in April when he finished T3 at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic near Atlanta which came in his sixth start of the year
Followed with another top-10 finish a week later when he teamed with Roger Chapman to finish T8 at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.
2005: Set the PGA TOUR all-time 72-hole putting record with 92 total putts at the MCI Heritage. The old mark was also set at Harbour Town Golf Links when Kenny Knox had just 93 total putts in the 1989 MCI Heritage. Frost one-putted his first 11 greens in the first round and had 49 total one-putts for the week, along with 20 two-putts and two greens where he holed out from off the green. His lone three-putt of the tournament came on the third hole in the second round. He finished T38. 2003: Entering the season with partial status, played in 26 events and finished among the top 125 at No. 114
Finished T7 in Putting Average at 1.729
With T8 finish at the HP Classic of New Orleans, picked up first top 10 of the season and first in New Orleans since winning in 1990. With the top-10, earned a spot in the Wachovia Championship the following week where he finished T21
With a fifth-place finish and a $160,000 paycheck at the Las Vegas Invitational, jumped from 136th to 110th on the PGA TOUR Official Money List
Two other top-25s at the B.C. Open (T16) and the Southern Farm Bureau Classic (T19). 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 The Open Championship. Was his best finish in a major since T5 in 1995 Masters Tournament and best finish in The Open Championship 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.