ERIK COMPTON NEWS

Erik Compton shares first-round lead at Sea Island

  Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under-par 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic. A return to Sea Island provides an occasion to take stock of how far he has come in the past 13 years, and what Compton refers to as the "hurdles" he didn't anticipate. There's a medical term for these...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweek in Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was. 1) #Badass Camaro And here is my Camaro ss. #bamb‘lam #badass pic.twitter.com/cs07cBWsLC — jason kokrak (@jaykokrak) July 22, 2014  2) Life is Good Life is good. pic.twitter.com...
Via Back9Network
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Open Championship Round 2 Tee Times and Pairings

The Open Championship Round 2 Tee Times from Golf and Course Related Link: Complete Open Championship Coverage More Open Championship Coverage:- 9 Best Golfers Yet to Win a Major- Throwback Thursday: Royal Liverpool Champions- Live from Liverpool: Open Championship Notebook Round 1- Forklift Driver John Singleton Hangs with Pros at Open Championship- Tiger Woods Shoots 3-Under...
Via Back9Network
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside The Ropes: Players Photos & Reactions From Royal Liverpool

The 143rd Open Championship is just hours away. The players have been getting ready all week at Hoylake and are ready to take on what lies ahead. Here’s an inside the ropes look at all the players photos and reactions: Prep done and excited for the challenge @The_Open brings this week. Course is pure. Weather will play its part. Thanks for the support guys! — Graeme McDowell...
Via Back9Network
July 16, 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

The Fringe: Daly Can’t Wait to See Tiger at Royal Liverpool

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.John Daly is Really Excited to See Tiger Woods at the Open ChampionshipTwo-time major champion John Daly is excited to see his friend and counterpart, Tiger Woods, at Hoylake later this month… and the two have more in common then you might...
Via Back9Network
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweek in Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was.1) AP Day for Ian PoulterIt’s an #AP day. http://t.co/riO8FP9vv2— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) June 16, 20142) Garcia, Kaymer Take in the World CupAt the Biergarten in NYC with Martin...
Via Back9Network
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Damn You, Marcus Jordan! Don’t Tease Us

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.Marcus Jordan Teases us With More Jordan Golf SwagAs if Keegan Bradley’s ridiculously sick Jordan golf spikes didn’t have us salivating enough, now Marcus Jordan is saying things like, “Jordan golf shoes available sooner than you know...
Via Back9Network
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Compton was THE heart-warming story of US Open

You want a comeback story? How about a 34-year-old who's had TWO heart transplants coming in second at the US Open? Erik Compton's perseverence is nothing short of amazing.
Via Fox Sports
June 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

No tears, no drama, but a lot of class: NBC, ESPN sign off on final U.S. Open

NBC deserved better. The golf Gods should have conspired to give the network something on the order of another Payne Stewart winning putt or a Tiger-Rocco playoff for its final U.S. Open. Instead, Johnny Miller and company were subjected to four days of Martin Kaymer, who sucked all the drama out of the tournament with a Tiger-like performance. The show probably played well in Germany...
Via Sherman Report
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: 2014 U.S. Open

What the 114th U.S. Open lacked in suspense, Martin Kaymer made up for in dominance. The 29-year-old German’s wire-to-wire win gave him his second career major and second victory in 2014.Here’s a look at some numbers behind the tournament:8 – Number of strokes by which Kaymer beat runners-up Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, tied for the fourth largest margin of victory in U...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Compton Makes A Helluva Statement

((HT: Golf Channel/USGA))For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Erik Compton is a two-time heart transplant recipient (1992 and 2008). And to see what he has done in sports as a professional golfer is really cool...What he did at Pinehurst is flat out awesome- especially when doctors tell you that you're not going to play golf after the second translplant.Rex Hoggard'...
Via Online Sports Guys
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Studs & Duds From the 2014 U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer dominated the entire field at the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst, going 10-under through the first two days, then putting on cruise control over the weekend and finishing with an impressive eight-stroke victory. Such a stud.Yet as with any major, the victor isn’t the only one who turns in a stellar tournament. And of course, there are also plenty of subpar performances...
Via Back9Network
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaymer's wire-to-wire dominance ends with easy US Open title

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Weeklong coronations are usually reserved for members of royalty or European countries celebrating World Cup victories. Not professional golfers. But on Sunday evening, amid the backdrop of a purple-red summer sky, here stood Martin Kaymer, relishing every chance to savor a US. Open championship that had been firmly in his grasp for approximately 58 holes. And...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaymer's wire-to-wire dominance ends with easy US Open title

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Weeklong coronations are usually reserved for members of royalty or European countries celebrating World Cup victories. Not professional golfers. But on Sunday evening, amid the backdrop of a purple-red summer sky, here stood Martin Kaymer, relishing every chance to savor a US. Open championship that had been firmly in his grasp for approximately 58 holes. And...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaymer's wire-to-wire dominance ends with easy US Open title

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Weeklong coronations are usually reserved for members of royalty or European countries celebrating World Cup victories. Not professional golfers. But on Sunday evening, amid the backdrop of a purple-red summer sky, here stood Martin Kaymer, relishing every chance to savor a US. Open championship that had been firmly in his grasp for approximately 58 holes. And...
Via Fox Sports South
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Don't let the brilliant sunshine and southern trade winds fool you. The U.S. Open field -- with the notable exceptions of Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton -- had no luck on Saturday, aka Moving Day, at the Pinehurst No. 2 course.
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports South
June 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: FedEx St. Jude Classic

Welcome back to another week on the PGA Tour. We head to TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on and join me for a round! Tour Stop TPC Southwind is a 7,239 yard, par 70 course that first opened in 1987 and was redesigned in 2004. This has been one of the tougher non...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: HP Byron Nelson Championship

This week the PGA tour stops at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, TX for the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on and join me for a round! It’s a thin field week so you’ll need to dig deep for the picks this week. Tour Stop The TPC Four Seasons is a 7,166 yard par 70 course that was built...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: THE PLAYERS Championship

This week the PGA tour stops in Ponte Vedra, Florida for THE PLAYERS Championship played at TPC Sawgrass. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on a join me for a round! Tour Stop The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a 7,215 yard par 72 course with the shortest hole (the 17th at 137 yards) being the most intriguing on the entire...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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