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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 smoked-and-mirrored his way to a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open, arriving at the break in 9-under 135, five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Compton found nine of the 14 fairways but he landed only 10 greens in regulation. Those misfires led to three bogeys, all consecutively on his inward nine. He also squared a three-putt bogey at the par-3 12th hole, but he compensated with seven birdies at Glen Abbey. The most impressive found the target from the rough 11 yards away at the par-4 14th hole. Compton also salvaged par from 11'9" at the par-4 17th. Jul 24 - 2:40 PM

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Erik Compton cruised to a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, finishing two shots off Emiliano Grillo's overnight lead.

With a T39 in Alabama last week, Compton remained 119th in the FedExCup standings, so he knows what's at stake in the now. He went as low if not a shot lower than he'd have hoped at Glen Abbey today after finding only four (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation. Compton limited the damage to a lone bogey while gathering five birdies. But it was what happened at the par-3 seventh that jumps off his scorecard. From 141 yards, the 35-year-old recorded a 1. It's the 35th on the PGA TOUR this season. Incidentally, his longest birdie measured 16 feet at the par-4 fifth, but Compton also salvaged par from just outside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 11.
Jul 23 - 7:02 PM

Erik Compton posted 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the Barbasol Championship, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He arrived in Alabama sitting 119th in the FedExCup standings. As a proven talent on Bermudagrass, Compton flashed that form en route to an eagle-3 and five birdies. His only notable par breaker dropped for birdie from just 10'2" at the par-4 15th hole, but his longest conversion of the round measured 11'10" for par at the par-3 eighth. He totaled 14 greens in regulation. At last check, Compton ranked fourth in strokes gained: putting at 3.234. This is his fourth consecutive sub-par score to open a tournament, and the sixth in his last seven, but he has no top 35s to show for the hot starts.
Jul 16 - 2:46 PM

Erik Compton descends upon the Quad Cities for his third playing of the John Deere Classic.

Compton enters the week 115th in the FedExCup standings cashing 13 times in 22 events on the season with one top 10 (T10, Humana Challenge). He's missed his last three weekends on TOUR, including an early departure at last week's Greenbrier Classic on rounds of 69-73. Compton is 2-for-2 at the Deere with a T44 in 2013 and a T13 in 2012. The 35-year-old, who has never won on the PGA TOUR (130 career starts) played in the season's first two majors via his T2 at the 2014 U.S. Open. If he wants to play in the season's third major, the Open Championship, there is one qualifying spot available this week at the JDC.
Jul 7 - 9:55 PM

At 7-under-par 68-69=137, Erik Compton is five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead at the Memorial.

Compton is 103rd in the FedExCup standings, but he's been quiet for the most part this season with just two top 25s. What's odd is that he's making noise at Muirfield Village where he had broken par just once in 18 rounds before connecting red numbers this week. Overall, he's buried an eagle and 12 birdies against five bogeys and a double. Today's set of six birdies included a pair from 11 feet and longer, but he also holed out from off the green nine yards away at the par-4 13th and rolled in four-yarder from the fringe at the par-3 16th.
Jun 5 - 2:45 PM

Erik Compton makes his way to Irving, Texas, for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

The Georgia Bulldog is 2-for-3 at this event, with a missed cut as his most recent, and a T33 as his best. He's signed for red numbers in two of his 10 rounds at TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas with the highlight being a 7-under 63 in the second round of 2013 running. Compton has played the weekend in six of his last seven starts, and that makes him a serviceable option for gamers needing a lower-tier selection this week.
May 26 - 8:28 AM

Erik Compton followed his opening 66 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in the second round to post 9-under 135, three strokes off the 36-hole lead.

Compton walked off with a par save from 26'5" at the par-5 18th hole for a spot just outside the top 10 on the leaderboard at the midpoint. Prior to it, he traded five birdies with two bogeys. That's rather efficient given he manufactured only 11 scoring opportunities.
Apr 25 - 10:25 AM

Erik Compton went 5-for-5 in scrambling and buried six birdies en route to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-32=66 in today's opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Compton sure loves himself Bermudagrass, but he's gone eight starts without a top 40, not to mention that he missed five consecutive cuts to bridge the West Coast Swing and Florida Swing. His most notable birdies measured a respective 14'4", 24'1" and 13'1" at the 13th, first and ninth holes, respectively. Compton walked off TPC Louisiana two strokes back of Boo Weekley's clubhouse lead.
Apr 23 - 3:22 PM

Erik Compton makes fifth-career visit to the Shell Houston Open.

Overall, Compton's 3-for-4 at the GC of Houston. His T12 last year perks some interest but his form this season quickly dampens any enthusiasm. He followed a T10 at Humana with five-straight missed cuts and a T43 two weeks ago at the API. With the exception of his putter (40th in strokes gained: putting) he's been abysmal in most key performance stats.
Mar 31 - 2:02 PM

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

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