Justin Leonard finished hitting wedges on the range Sunday morning and had moved on to irons as he worked his way through the bag before the final round of the Sony Open. Erik Compton arrived and took the spot next to him.
About 10 minutes later, Leonard was surprised to hear the sound of a shot from over his shoulder. He turned to see Compton bending to tee up another ball.
''You're hitting driver already?'' Leonard said.
Compton smiled and joked back, ''I used to come out and just hit four drivers on the Nationwide Tour.''
One couldn't help but wonder if that was yet another physical restriction for Compton, who already has had two heart transplants. Turns out it was the design of this range, which has a prevailing left-to-right wind that might lead to bad habits for the shape of his shot.
Compton, though, is used to every query involving his heart.
From the time he played in the 2001 Walker Cup, if not before, his story is well known, and no less amazing.
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