Erik Compton enters this week's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic fighting to retain his status on the PGA Tour.
Compton is No. 163 on the PGA Tour money list and is $260,196 away from a spot in the top 125, which would guarantee him PGA Tour status for next season.
But four years ago at Disney, Compton was hoping to accomplish something more meaningful -- just making the cut. He was six months removed from his second heart transplant. With the use of a golf cart, he made it to the weekend, eventually finishing 60th.
"One of my greatest achievements was making the cut here in the cart," said Compton, who was diagnosed at age 9 with viral cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle doesn't pump properly. "I didn't have the strength to walk but was here with my family. It was a very emotional moment for me on the 18th green to survive the cut."
Compton, joined by wife Barbara and daughter Petra on Wednesday at Disney, was award...