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September 2, 2013 |
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with the disgraced former president. "You've explained your motives: I don't want to quibble about any of that. But just coming to the substance: Would you go further than 'mistakes' -- the word that seems not enough for people?" Nixon -- three years after stepping down from office in the wake of Watergate -- astonished the unflappably British Frost by appearing to acknowledge that "mistakes" may have been too mild a term.
September 1, 2013 |
David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett, perhaps, with a bit of Charlie Rose or Dick Clark thrown in. Properly speaking, of course -- for a couple of decades, anyway, back in the 1960s and '70s -- he was his American equivalent, a well-known media...
June 8, 2013 |
Rookie Shawn Stefani overcame a quadruple bogey and shot a four-under 66 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The 31-year-old Texan blew a two-stroke lead with the quadruple bogey on No. 11, but rebounded with four birdies over his final five holes to move back atop the leaderboard. He had eight birdies to go with that quadruple bogey to reach 12-under 198 at TPC Southwind. Harris English was a stroke back after a 69, finishing out of the lead for the first time this week.
March 17, 2013 |
If the second round is any indication of what to expect from David Frost and Fred Couples on Sunday, then the final round of the Toshiba Classic should be one to watch. Or as Frost said, "it will be a fun day. " Frost sank a 15-foot eagle putt on No. 18 Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Couples, who has a strong backing from fans at Newport Beach Country Club. "It was a day when Freddie and I battled it out," said Frost, a 10-time PGA Tour winner who has had six consecutive top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour.
March 17, 2013 |
The par-three, 185-yard 17th is known as the signature hole at Newport Beach Country Club. It also became David Frost's as he sank a sensational 50-foot putt on his way to victory Sunday. The birdie was the highlight of his wire-to-wire win at the 19th Toshiba Classic. Frost shot a 65 to tie the tournament record at 19-under-par 194 and hold off Fred Couples, who trailed by one shot entering the final round but finished five shots behind. Peter Senior and Jay Haas, who shot 194 in 2007, finished tied for third place, eight shots behind Frost.
March 15, 2013 |
David Frost has had a hot start on the Champions Tour this year with three top-10 finishes in as many events, but a win has eluded him. He was able to stay loose despite cold temperatures at Newport Beach Country Club to finish as the first-round leader, carding an eight-under-par 63 Friday at the Toshiba Classic. Fred Couples is one shot behind and Jim Gallagher Jr. is at 66 heading into the second of three rounds. Frost's bogey-free round featured eight birdies, including five on the back nine.