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Compton ends season early at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection. Compton, who already has gone through two heart transplants, was No. 122 in the FedEx Cup and would have needed a strong week to move into the top 100 and advance to the next playoff event at the TPC Boston. Last week at the Wyndham Championship...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Compton, Day lead in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

  Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic. Compton and Day were at 13 under, a shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at TPC Louisiana when play was suspended because...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Masters rookie drew childhood picture of himself at Augusta

Erik Compton received this year his first invite to play in the Masters and will make his tournament debut at Augusta National on Thursday. The 35-year-old journeyman golfer must have been especially prescient as a child, because Compton provided evidence that he knew as a child that one day he would be playing in the...Read More The post Masters rookie drew childhood picture of...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Compton balances blessing of life with wanting to win

  No one noticed Erik Compton sitting in the back of the room as he listened to the kind of stories he one day would like to tell. They were more about golf than life. Compton is more of an expert on the latter at the moment, though he's at the top of the class as a two-time heart transplant recipient. Behind the microphone was Bill Haas, a FedEx Cup champion and six-time winner...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65. He was among three players tied for the early lead Thursday in the McGladrey Classic. Compton has some history in these parts. He played in an SEC Championship at Sea Island while at Georgia, and he was on the 2001 Walker Cup team at nearby Ocean Forest. Now he is...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Compton Living in the Now in 1st Trip to Open Championship

The 2014 U.S. Open will always be remembered for the astonishing domination of Martin Kaymer as he strolled to his second major title in a manner reminiscent of Tiger Woods. But it will also be remembered for the man who finished second — a golfer for whom even starting a major is an achievement close to a miracle. That man is Erik Compton, the underdog for whom everybody other...
Via Back9Network
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Bio: Erik Compton

Do you believe in second chances? How about third chances? PGA Tour player Erik Compton does.In this Back9 Bio, we talk with Compton, who tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Find out his superstitions, his favorite off-course activities, and why you may find a 6-inch wood in his golf bag. Oh, and did we mention he’s on his third heart?Related Link: Complete...
Via Back9Network
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Only Fowler, Compton embrace spirit of 'Moving Day'

  PINEHURST, N.C. -- In golf circles, the term 'Moving Day' sounds a lot sexier and peppier than 'Holding On For Dear Life Day.' It just doesn't apply at the U.S. Open. For Day 3 of the Open, the best strategy concept -- in terms of leapfrogging a number of title contenders -- involved playing things safe and simply hoping for the occasional birdie to supplement a steady stream...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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