ERIK COMPTON NEWS

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

Woods looks for more at Wyndham after best round in 2 years

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The first day of the Wyndham Championship was full of bests. Tiger Woods had his best day in two years. Tom Hoge, William McGirt and Erik Compton were even better. Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday in his first competitive round at Sedgefield Country Club while Hoge, McGirt and Compton - a two-time heart transplant recipient - shot 62s to share the lead after...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Tiger Woods had his best round in more than two years Thursday, shooting a 6-under 64 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship. Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, William McGirt and Tom Hoge shared the first-round lead at 62 in the PGA Tour's regular-season finale. Morgan Hoffman, Jim Herman and Derek Ernst followed at 63, and Martin Kaymer...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open. The 22-year-old Grillo birdied three of the four par 5s at Glen Abbey. He earned a spot in the field Sunday with a top-10 finish in Alabama in the Barbasol Championship, just making it in when he birdied the final hole to tie for 10th. Vaughan...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open. The 22-year-old Grillo birdied three of the four par 5s at Glen Abbey. He won the Argentine Open last season for his biggest career victory, and lost in a playoff this year in the Puerto Rico Open. Vaughan Taylor and Brian Harman were a stroke...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) Erik Compton birdied four of six 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Masters rookie drew childhood picture of himself at Augusta

By Jason Rowan Erik Compton received his first invite to play in the Masters this year and made his tournament debut at Augusta National on Thursday. The 35-year-old journeyman golfer must have been especially prescient as a child, because Compton apparently knew at a young age that one day he would be playing in the greatest tournament in all of golf. Compton provided evidence...
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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 balances blessing of life with wanting to win

LOS ANGELES (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuchar stumbles in finishing 3rd round, trails quartet of leaders by 1

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal. More rocks and water gobbled up another ball -- and with it, his third-round lead on Saturday in the Humana Challenge. ''It's too bad, but it's what happened,'' Kuchar said. ''I still got one more day left to try to make some birdies...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam. Two strokes ahead after a birdie on the par-5 14th, Kuchar bogeyed three of the final four holes Saturday for an even-par 71 on PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course. Two-time heart transplant recipient Compton...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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 hurdles. It's called a...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  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

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...
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June 16, 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...
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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 South
June 15, 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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
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 a steady stream...
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 a steady stream...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
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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

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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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