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Erik Compton |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/11/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 150
College: University of Georgia

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Erik Compton makes his ninth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at The Honda Classic.
Compton has missed his last three cuts on the PGA TOUR, but perhaps a return to Florida is exactly what he needs. Born in Miami, he's made each of is four cuts at PGA National's Champion Course. The highlight was a T4 in 2013, which essentially served as the catalyst to what has been a very nice 24-month run on TOUR. Before that week, he wasn't much more than a journeyman in professional golf. Now he is thought of as a much more established player on the PGA TOUR. Feb 25 - 10:24 AM

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Erik Compton gutted his way around TPC Scottsdale for an even-par 35-36=71 in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Compton was a question mark for the opening round, but not for reasons normally associated with him. Rather than concerns regarding the fatigue associated with his well documented heart condition, he has spent this week battling a gout flare up. Last night on the live edition of Feherty on the Golf Channel, he stated that he was 50/50 to play today. His round consisted of 16 pars, one bogey and 16'2" birdie on the par-5 13th.
Jan 29 - 6:43 PM

Erik Compton's appearance at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open is in question due to discomfort in his foot, according to Golf Channel's Rich Lerner on Twitter.

Lerner tweeted the following: "Erik Compton is a go for Feherty tonight, iffy for round one tomorrow with painful gout in his right foot. He will be a game time decision." Compton is scheduled to go off the first tee at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course at 11:58 a.m. local time (Mountain Standard). Steve Wheatcroft is first alternate and coming off a T2 at the Humana Challenge.
Jan 28 - 6:14 PM

Erik Compton settled for a 2-under-par 36-34=70 during his final round at the Humana Challenge, arriving at the finish line 19-under 269.

The co-leader after 54 holes didn't look nervous today but could only collect three birdies along the way. On a day when the wind was calm and scoring was low, 2-under was on the wrong side of the field average. The most impressive feat this week was the bogey prevention as Compton squared just two bogeys in 72 holes. The University of Georgia product is now 5-for-5 on the season but grabs his first top 10 since last year's U.S. Open.
Jan 25 - 7:59 PM

Erik Compton constructed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his third round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Nicklaus Private.

Compton has learned the intricacies of these courses and it shows as he now has three straight rounds of 66 or better. Entering the week, he had just one sub-67 in 11 career Humana rounds. Compton was resilient today as he converted a meager six (of 14) fairways hit into 12 greens in regulation. He will enter Sunday at 17-under 199 with a great chance to pick off his maiden PGA TOUR victory.
Jan 24 - 5:21 PM

Erik Compton followed his opening 66 at the Humana Challenge with another in today's second round at La Quinta Country Club.

Compton submitted a pair of bogey-free 33s on the nine today. He buried three birdies on each. Overall, he missed only two (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation. Now 12-under 132, he's just three shots off the 36-hole lead and will be licking his chops as Nicklaus Private at PGA West will serve as the site for his third round.
Jan 23 - 5:46 PM

With a 6-under-par 35-31=66 at PGA West's Palmer Private in his opening round of the Humana Challenge, Erik Compton is three strokes back of Michael Putnam's overnight lead.

Compton sat out last week's stop on Oahu, so today marked his first meaningful golf of 2015. He circled a birdie-4 at the second hole today, but parred the other eight on his outward side. It wasn't until his try from 43 feet disappeared for birdie at the par-4 10th that he found his groove. Compton traded five more birdies with a bogey the rest of the way. He walked off with three straight birdies, including a conversion from 20'11" at the par-3 17th, but the highlight of the round was a hole-out for birdie from the rough 15 yards away at the par-4 13th. The 35-year-old will head over La Quinta Country Club on Friday for the second round.
Jan 22 - 7:04 PM

Erik Compton makes his 2015 debut at the Humana Challenge, where he has made two of his previous three cuts.

While this is his first start of the calendar year, he has already made four cuts in as many tries during the 2014-15 season. He ranks 108th in the FedExCup standings, with a T28 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open the highlight. He has not cracked the top 15 since his T2 in the 2014 U.S. Open, so he looks to snap out of the funk of making cuts but not contending.
Jan 20 - 8:26 AM

Erik Compton has a deep understanding as to what it means to be truly thankful on Thanksgiving Day.

Though only 35 years old, Compton is already on his third heart. That he's still walking the face of the earth is a huge story on its own. The last two PGA TOUR seasons have seen the University of Georgia product establish himself as a solid player, and 2014-15 is trending in that direction as well. He finished 99th in the 2013 FedExCup standings before improving to 64th with three top fives including a T2 at the U.S. Open in 2013-14. He's made each of his four cuts in the new season and finds himself 90th in the FedExCup standings and 91st in the Official World Golf Ranking. Perhaps the sky isn't the limit, but a breakthrough win isn't out of the question.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Erik Compton scratched out an even-par 36-34=70 in his second round of The McGladrey Classic to post 5-under 135.

He regressed to sit four strokes off the 36-hole lead, but he can't be too displeased with the outcome given he landed only 10 greens in regulation at Seaside today. Compton opened with a beauty of the birdie from 29'2" at the par-4 10th, but his only notable conversion thereafter disappeared for pars -- 10'2" and 11'4" at the par-4 first and fourth holes, respectively. Both of his bogeys occurred on par 4s where he failed to find the putting surface on approach.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Erik Compton spun a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of The McGladrey Classic to snare a share of the clubhouse lead.

Compton opened with a birdie from 15'1" at the par-4 first hole to set the tone. He birdied the par-4 second from 31-and-a-half feet and added four more, including a 11'1" conversion at the par-4 16th. His only miscue was a bogey at the par-4 14th. Overall, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. At last check, he ranked second in the field in strokes gained: putting with a clip of 3.373.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Erik Compton enjoyed a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in his second round of the Open.

Compton opened with a 74 at Silverado, so he's 4-under 140 at the midpoint, six strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. But today's effort is something on which he can build. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation en route to seven birdies. The set included conversions from 10'4" and 39'4" at the first and 14th holes, respectively. His only miscue came at the par-5 fifth hole where his fanned on a par try just inside 10 feet.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Erik Compton will get his first peek at Cherry Hills Country Club at this week's BMW Championship.

Owning a 16-for-27 record on the season, Compton doesn't have the prototypical resume of a golfer who has made it this far. Instead, he has ridden the coattails of three top 5s to get him to his current ranking of 62nd in the FedExCup standings. With four missed cuts in his last five events, things are starting to look bleak, as he will need to rise at least 32 spots in the standings to make it into next week's TOUR Championship field.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:17:00 PM

Erik Compton chased his opening, bogey-free 67 at The Barclays with a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's second round to post 5-under 137 and sit two strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse tri-leaders.

Compton went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee today and traded five birdies with three bogeys. A pair of his par breakers traveled longer than 10 feet, the highlight falling from 21 feet at the par-5 13th hole. It was a yeoman's effort overall given the fact that he hit only 11 greens in regulation.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Erik Compton crafted a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of The Barclays.

In his first FedExCup Playoffs last year, Compton bowed out after the second leg. He opened this year's edition at 65th and laid the foundation for a deeper run this time around. He hit 14 greens, not including the par-4 first, which he birdied anyway with a conversion from the fringe eight yards away. Elsewhere, he picked off two more birdies and whiffed on only one try inside 12 feet, that for birdie from 4'11" at the par-4 11th. The 34-year-old went on to sign his card sitting two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 12:57:00 PM