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Erik Compton

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/11/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 150

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Prior to the start of the event, Erik Compton was disqualified from this week's John Deere Classic for missing his pro-am tee time. He will be replaced in the field by Parker McLachlin.
This is really a tough break for Compton as he alerted his fans on Twitter, "I am DQ'd from the PGATOUR John Deere. I missed the Proam. 1st full event this year that I was in the Proam. 2 guys wd this morning. My bad." Rules are rules, but this does not sound like a golfer going out of his way to avoid a Pro-am commitment. Entering the week at 164th in the FedExCup standings, the 36-year-old needed to take advantage of any remaining starts he could get, but won't get that opportunity this week at TPC Deere Run. In his place, Parker McLachlin will make his first appearance here since 2010. He is 1-for-3 overall at TPC Deere Run, with a T62 in the 2008 edition. Wed, Aug 10, 2016 03:33:00 PM

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Erik Compton awoke to shoot a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National and posted 7-under 206, up nine places to T7 with play still in progress.

The 36-year-old opened his sixth appearance in 68-70 to begin the third round on 4-under (T16). He found eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, recording positive numbers in all strokes gained categories, led by 2.736 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Florida native and resident was 1-over on his lap thru 12 holes, erasing birdies at Nos. 1 and 3 with bogeys at 5, 8 (3-putt from 40'4") and 11, before connecting four straight circles on holes 13-16. Two of those traveled less than two feet but two found the bottom of the cup from between 13 and 15 feet. Compton's long of the day however, was a 28-footer for birdie-3 at the third.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Erik Compton has withdrawn from this week's RBC Heritage. He was 15-over-par through 27 holes on the week. No reason has been cited at the time.

The Georgia Bulldog traded one birdie with seven bogeys and a pair of doubles in his opening round to finish at 10-over 81. He gave it a go this morning, squaring three bogeys and a double while playing the difficult back nine at Harbour Town Golf Links. This will go in the books as his seventh career mid-tournament WD. We will provide an update if any injury news arises.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Erik Compton got off to a quick start at the Honda Classic, signing for a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in his first round of the week on PGA National's Champion Course.

The Florida resident excelled as the PGA TOUR returns to his home state. Compton had it from the get-go today, rolling in a 6'1" birdie putt on the par-4 first hole to set the mood. The flat stick never caught fire though. His iron game was strong in the absence of his putter. That includes back-to-back approach shots from outside 180 yards that landed within three feet of the cup, starting at the par-4 ninth. Compton's tee-to-green game is likely to regress as the week goes on but his putter can't stay this cold all week.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 07:16:00 PM

After 12 holes of his first round, Erik Compton withdrew from the Waste Management Phoenix Open. UPDATE: Compton returned to action on Feb. 18th with a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the Northern Trust Open.

No reason was given for his sixth mid-tournament WD in his 143rd professional start but the 36-year-old was 4-over thru his first 12 holes. It started off great, with birdie at the par-4 first, but he immediately chased with three consecutive bogeys to turn 2-over. Compton later called it quits after double bogey-5 at the 12th. Updates to this post will be forthcoming if/when more information becomes known.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Erik Compton returns for his fifth consecutive CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation where he's 3-for-4 with one top-40 finish.

Compton was a 54-hole co-leader here last year (with three others), including eventual champ Bill Haas. He wrapped with a 2-under 70 and crash-landed to a four-way T10, three swings back of the champion. The 36-year-old arrives off a missed cut last week on Oahu where he was first in the clubhouse on 2-under (69-69), and then went on a waist-deep fishing excursion (on TV) while he awaited his fate. It ended up being one shy for his second straight early exit and third in five starts on the season. Compton's second round went for 17 pars and one, par-5 birdie on 17 greens in regulation, doing nothing to improve on his 190th-place ranking on TOUR in birdie average (3.57).
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 08:22:00 PM

Erik Compton crashes into the holiday season with a pair of cuts made in four tries.

Compton opened the 2015-16 campaign with a bang, posting a T26 at the Open. The highlights from the fall end there as he missed the cut in two of his next three with a T46 sandwiched in between. Compton has made the FedExCup Playoffs in three straight seasons, but owns just five career top 10s.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Erik Compton returned to El Camaleón Golf Club at 7:15 a.m. ET to put the finishing touches on a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Compton was one of the 21 golfers who had to walk in at sundown on Thursday. He then walked off his lid-lifter with birdie at the par-4 ninth hole, thus becoming the 14th to sign for 67 and sit T10 after 18 holes. Overall, the 36-year-old -- he celebrated his birthday on Wednesday -- striped eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation en route to five birdies against one bogey. He's already begun his second round. Unfortunately, today's weather forecast includes an increase in rain and thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon. It'd be a coup if the cut falls today.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 09:11:00 AM

Erik Compton turns 36-years-old on November 11th, and celebrates in Mexico with his fifth appearance in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Compton's 124th-place finish last season in the FedExCup standings was his worst showing since 137th following his 2012 rookie campaign. His 2014-15 season was a mirror image to 2013-14 in that he made exactly the same amount of starts (28), made the same amount of cuts (17), but logged just one top 10 (T10, Humana Challenge) versus three. Of course those three, two seasons ago, included his memorable and career-best T2 at the U.S. Open, where he was one of only three to break par. Last season ended with two straight WDs (Wyndham Championship, The Barclays) and this season opened with T26 ( Open) and a missed cut by 11 at the Shriners.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:17:00 AM

Erik Compton signed for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 following his opening round of the Open.

We last saw him at Plainfield Country Club where he called it quits only nine holes into his opening round of The Barclays with respiratory issues, but rust had nothing on him today. Compton went 4-for-5 in scrambling with a bogey and countered with four birdies. The quartet featured conversions from 12 feet at the par-5 ninth hole and 40'8" at the par-4 13th. He started last season with paydays in his first five starts to set up stress-free golf for a while, but an 0-for-5 drought evaporated the good vibes. It often takes just one great week to secure a PGA TOUR card, and he's capable, but his fantasy value remains in deep full-season formats.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Erik Compton appears in the published field of next week's Open.

The 35-year-old made it known when he walked off Plainfield Country Club during the opening round of The Barclays that his plan was to tee it up in the 2015-16 lid-lifter. Respiratory issues were too much for him. He also battled gout the week prior. No one gets any younger, but Compton isn't just anybody. Gamers need to remain smart about how they use him. He's unlikely to ever rise into a tier occupied by consistently strong talents, but he can serve as a cheap source of starts and bonus paydays. In fact, he picked one up in Silverado's debut in 2014 with a T46.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 02:41:00 AM

After withdrawing from today's Barclays on his ninth hole, Erik Compton has circled the Open on Oct. 15-18 to return to competition.

The season-opening stop at Silverado is the next PGA TOUR event for golfers who don't advance to next week's Deutsche Bank. Compton was already facing a tall task of surviving as the 122-seed at Plainfield. In addition to gout that flared on Friday and into Saturday last week, he informed that he was also dealing with a respiratory infection upon arrival in New Jersey. "You're fine one night and you wake up and feel like your foot is broken," he said, referring to last week's recurring malady due to the combination of medication he takes. "I've been in bed throughout the weekend. Monday I went to the doctor. And on top of that, I got an upper respiratory infection. I should have just stayed home, but I tried to wing it." He took some heat for not withdrawing during the second round last week since the 36-hole cut fell right on the top 70, but for every suspect WD, there's a guy like Compton who epitomizes the TOUR's provision to give his best effort.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 09:18:00 PM

Erik Compton withdrew during his opening round of The Barclays, citing respiratory issues.

He was already a question mark after withdrawing at the halfway point of last week's Wyndham Championship with an injury to his left foot and ankle, but today's explanation is obviously of greater concern given he's on his third heart. For the record, Compton walked off Plainfield Country Club after finding the rough right of the fairway off the tee on the par-4 ninth hole. He was 6-over-par through eight with one birdie, three bogeys and two doubles. He arrived slotted 122nd in the FedExCup Playoffs, so his season is over. UPDATE: Compton later wrote the following on Twitter: "Not how I wanted to end a season. No amount of determination was going to get me healthy, but I had to try. I am down, I will get up. Fact!"
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Erik Compton withdrew from the Wyndham Championship before his third round, citing an ankle injury.

The PGA TOUR's Media page on Twitter stated, "aggravated sore ankle," so Compton must have been dealing with the issue for a while. He was slated to go off the first tee at 10:09 a.m. ET. He co-led the tournament with an opening 62 before drifting outside the top 40 with Friday's 74. This is his fourth mid-tournament WD in 134 PGA TOUR starts as a professional. Compton will qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs, but he's projected to start The Barclays sitting outside the top 115. Needing a strong week to advance, it wouldn't be surprising if he's not able to play, but the 35-year-old was optimisitic on Twitter, writing, "Unfortunately, I've had to withdraw from the @WyndhamChamp championship. Could put pressure on my left foot. Hopeful for the playoffs.!!"
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Overnight tri-leader Erik Compton blew up for a 4-over-par 37-37=74 in today's second round of the Wyndham Championship.

Compton created a dozen chances to bury a birdie, but came up dry. Instead, he squared four bogeys, including on both par 5s. It's the kind of back-pedaling reserved for a more difficult track or a reversal of weather, but he simply failed to execute at Sedgefield today, losing over four-and-a-half strokes to the field. At 4-under 136, the 35-year-old is suddenly seven swings off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 07:08:00 PM