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2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Shell Houston Open

After a week off due to work and other things getting in the way of fantasy, I’m back this week with another edition of the Fantasy Fix’s Daily Fantasy golf picks. Remember to join DraftStreet via this link and head over to their Daily Fantasy golf game.  This week’s Daily Fantasy picks for the Shell Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston are below. Tour Stop In the appetizer...
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Brian Stuard leads rain-delayed OHL Classic

Brian Stuard topped the OHL Classic leaderboard at 5 under with three holes left when first-round play was suspended for the day because of rain and wet conditions on Thursday. More than 3 inches (7 1/2 centimeters) of rain had soaked the Mayakoba Resort since Wednesday evening. Play was suspended from 8:40 to 11 a.m., and stopped again at 1:22 p.m. It was called for the day at...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Compton wins PGA Tour Courage Award

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton is the winner of the inaugural PGA Tour Courage Award. The PGA Tour Courage Award is for players who have overcome extraordinary adversity to make meaningful contributions to golf. Compton was diagnosed at age 9 with viral cardiomyopathy and had his first heart transplant three years later in 1992. He had a heart attack in 2008 and...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Compton wins PGA Tour Courage Award

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton is the winner of the inaugural PGA Tour Courage Award. The PGA Tour Courage Award is for players who have overcome extraordinary adversity to make meaningful contributions to golf. It's hard to find a better candidate than Compton. He was diagnosed at age 9 with viral cardiomyopathy and had his first heart transplant three years...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A golfer with a 3rd heart and plenty of grit

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer More than any other PGA Tour player, Erik Compton can do without the additional stress. But there he was again last Friday, two shots over the cut line with two holes to play at The Barclays, needing to make the cut to at least have an outside chance of moving on to the next tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He already had...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Williamson struggles in tour debut

It was a rough day on the course for recent Dartmouth graduate Peter Williamson. In his first PGA Tour start, Williamson shot an 11-over-par 83 Thursday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was exempt after winning the 2012 Southern Amateur. Although he shot four strokes higher than any other competitor in the morning wave, Williamson...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Honda Classic Scores

Sunday At PGA National (Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,110; Par: 70 Final Michael Thompson (500), $1,080,000 67-65-70-69-271 Geoff Ogilvy (300), $648,000 68-66-70-69-273 Luke Guthrie (190), $408,000 68-63-71-73-275 Keegan Bradley (104), $226,200 68-68-70-71-277 Erik Compton (104), $226,200 69-68-70-70-277 Lucas Glover (104), $226,200...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Woods earns 8th win at Torrey Pines

Are you back, Tiger? "Never left," he replied, breaking into a warm smile on a chilly Monday afternoon. Last time I asked him that question -- after his first post-scandal victory, the 2011 World Challenge -- Woods dug into his old-school playlist, throwing out an LL Cool J lyric from "Momma Said Knock You Out": Don't call it a comeback/I been here for...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

PGA Tour beats mopping the floors

The fourth round of PGA Tour Q-School is in the books. The fortunate souls are only 36 holes from their PGA Tour cards. Here are Five Things you need to know from Saturday at PGA Tour Q-School as we moved past the halfway point: 1. Good training Lee Dong-hwan says the approximately two years he spent in the South Korean military was good for his golf career. Sure, he could only...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Steve LeBrun leads PGA Tour Q-school

Steve LeBrun shot an 8-under 64 on Wednesday on PGA West's Stadium Course to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament. Edward Loar, Alexandre Rocha, Jin Park and Kris Blanks were a stroke back. They also opened the six-round event on the Stadium Course. Sweden's Robert Karlsson, an 11-time winner on the European Tour, shot a 66 on the Jack Nicklaus...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton wins the Babe Zaharias Courage Award

Before he sets out to try to keep his PGA Tour card, Erik Compton received an award Wednesday that was just as meaningful. Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, was selected for the Mildred ''Babe'' Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award by the United States Sports Academy. The award is given to a person who shows courage in overcoming adversity to excel in sport...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton's courage on display, again

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Another rally for Erik Compton

Erik Compton keeps coming up clutch with a paycheck on the line. Compton returned Saturday morning to finish his second round at the Northern Trust Open. He holed a 25-foot par putt on the seventh hole, saved par from short of the eighth green, then made a 20-foot par putt on his final hole for a 72 to make the cut on the number. At the Sony Open this year, Compton finished birdie...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton's Round 2 finish Saturday saves him from cut

Erik Compton keeps coming up clutch with a paycheck on the line.
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Another rally for Erik Compton (AP)

Erik Compton keeps coming up clutch with a paycheck on the line. Compton returned Saturday morning to finish his second round at the Northern Trust Open. He holed a 25-foot par putt on the seventh hole, saved par from short of the eighth green, then made a 20-foot par putt on his final hole for a 72 to make the cut on the number.
Via Yahoo! Sports
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Trying To Make Sense of All These Q-School Changes

PGA Tour Q-School is dead. It is. A bummer for just about anyone that has ever dreamed of hitting that little round ball in front of a gallery larger than your family circle, it is happening. Read the word "proposal" all you want, but this thing will be different next year and there is no doubt in my mind that is happening. So first we must find out, why in the world would...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton tales always involve his hearts

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. &...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton tales always involve his hearts (AP)

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.
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Compton tales always involve his hearts

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.
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Harig: Erik Compton begins 2012 as unlikely rookie

All the rookies who are teeing it up this week at the Sony Open have their own tales of struggling to make it to the PGA Tour. None, though, have traveled the road taken by Erik Compton, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Via ESPN
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Three stories stand above others in Nationwide graduating class

Erik Compton, Billy Hurley and Ted Potter earned their 2012 PGA Tour cards Sunday at the Nationwide finale, and while Compton's medical miracle is hard to top, Steve Elling says all three stories are incredible in their own right.
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October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Compton qualifies for PGA Tour

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton earned his PGA Tour card Sunday when he finished in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list.
Via SI.com
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

5 Nationwide Tour graduated to keep an eye on next season

While Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy were busy pocketing multi-million dollar checks at international events, a group of mini-tour guys were busy grinding it out on Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship. The goal? To get inside the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour's Money List and grab a coveted ticket to the PGA Tour in 2012. You'll probably notice a couple of names on...
Via Devil Ball Golf
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Heart-transplant recipient Compton qualifies for PGA Tour

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton earned his PGA Tour card Sunday when he finished in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list.
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October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Compton qualifies for PGA Tour

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton earned his PGA Tour card Sunday when he finished in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list. Compton was 13th on the money list as the season closed with the Nationwide Tour Championship. His next official event will be in January at the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Honolulu Ken Duke played his way back to the PGA Tour with a...
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October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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