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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 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

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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

Erik Compton turns his attention to Royal Montreal Golf Club for this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Compton is 0-for-4 at Canadian's national championship, but 2014 is a career year, making past results just that, a thing of the past. He's been getting it done with the flat stick thus far, ranking 17th on TOUR in strokes gained-putting. Compton's 15-for-23 record doesn't scream consistency, but three top 5s on the year makes him a nice high-upside option who is still searching for his first PGA TOUR win.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Erik Compton carded a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

He opened today's walk around Congressional with a birdie from 29-and-a-half feet at the par-3 10th hole. However, Compton sat 1-over through 14 holes, this despite another birdie (from 11'1") at the par-4 third. Undeterred, he closed birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie with notable conversions from 16'3" and 14'3" at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively, to finish just one stroke off the clubhouse lead. He'd finish first in strokes gained-putting clip at 5.106.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Erik Compton tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open with a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in the final round, ending his career-best week at 1-under 279.

What a story it would have been had the two-time heart transplant recipient hoisted the hardware at Pinehurst No. 2. While that wouldn't be the case, finishing eight strokes behind Martin Kaymer, he did managed to gain entry into the 2015 Masters by virtue of a top-four finish. In a post-round NBC interview, he admitted he had no idea a Masters big was on the line, and perhaps that's a good a thing. Joining him at Augusta National next year are Kaymer, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 07:52:00 PM