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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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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

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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

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