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Erik Compton |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/11/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 150
College: University of Georgia

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Erik Compton fashioned a 6-under-par 32-34=66 for his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.
Compton has battled his way to 84th in the FedExCup standings on the strength of 11 paydays in 15 starts. He's poised to add another at TPC Louisiana where he missed only two greens in regulation today and circled seven birdies. The set included conversions of 15'10", 13'2" and 22'5" at Nos. 11, 13 and 9, respectively. Compton's only gaffe occurred at the par-4 12th where he missed the green and settled for bogey. Today's score equals his season-low aggregate. Apr 24 - 2:04 PM

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Erik Compton spun a 6-under-par 34-32=66 for his opening round of the Shell Houston Open, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

His cryptic withdrawal from last week's Valero aside, Compton has never finished inside the top 30 in a PGA TOUR event in Texas, so he's in the process of shattering a couple of expectations today, both as it relates to his current health and his experience in the state. He hit 13 greens and erased one bogey with seven birdies, three of which falling in from outside 10 feet. The highlight of the day was a 33-footer at the par-3 16th. He also converted a par attempt from 10'8" at 5. At the time he walked off, his strokes gained-putting split sat north of 2.950. It's his third season-low 66 of 2013-14.
Apr 3 - 6:54 PM

The official Facebook page for Erik Compton posted a confusing message on Saturday in the wake his withdrawal from the Valero Texas Open on Friday.

Compton was inside the cut line when he withdrew after 28 holes due to what the PGA TOUR announced as an illness. Here's the entirety of the message Compton's Facebook page: "Thank you all for the messages and tweets. Erik did not withdraw from the Valero due to health reasons. He will be teeing it up next week at the Shell Houston Open and continues to be focused on his golf game." Compton himself then wrote the following on Twitter today: "I feel real good and am ready for the Shell - last week's WD is behind me. Thanks for all the tweets, e-mails and FB messages. #golf" Whatever happened, it's great news from every perspective for a guy living on his third heart.
Mar 30 - 3:29 PM

Erik Compton withdrew from the Valero Texas Open during his second round due to an illness.

Anytime the two-time heart transplant recipient calls it quits, it's reason for elevated concern. He was laying 2 in a greenside bunker at the par-5 second hole after having just birdied the par-4 first when he called it quits. Compton was 2-over-par through 10 holes and 1-over through 28, so he was two strokes inside the cut line. He's scheduled to compete in next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 28 - 7:10 PM

Erik Compton picked up the second top-10 finish of his PGA TOUR career with a final-round 3-under-par 33-36=69 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Compton was blemish-free for his first 17 holes, circling four birdies and settling for 13 pars. He stumbled to the finish, having to play away from the hole out of a greenside bunker at the par-4 18th and writing down a bogey. His 9-under 279 total ties him with Henrik Stenson for the clubhouse lead. While a win appears out of the question, he could tie or better his career-best T4 at The Honda Classic in 2013.
Mar 23 - 5:10 PM

Erik Compton carded a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

While Compton has secured his last six cuts, he's yet to post a top 10 this season. With four birdies outpacing two bogeys at Bay Hill on Saturday, he is well positioned to snare his first top 10 since finishing in a share of fourth at The Honda Classic in 2013. At the time of his posting, his 43 GIR were tops in the field. Compton's 6-under 210 hands him a share of the clubhouse lead.
Mar 22 - 4:49 PM

Erik Compton will compete in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on a sponsor exemption.

Compton makes his seventh start at Bay Hill, with a T16 in 2013 easily standing as his best. Recent form has been steady, making his last six cuts including a T32 at the Valspar Championship last week. It’s easy to imagine him making the cut this week.
Mar 18 - 9:33 PM

Erik Compton spun a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

He's fresh off a season-best T19 at Torrey Pines, form that stuck with him today. Compton split only five (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens but rallied for five birdies, the longest of which measuring 21'6" at the par-4 ninth hole where he ended his loop. After short-siding himself at the par-3 16th where the pin is in the treacherous back left today, he swallowed a double bogey, but got both strokes back with a 36-yard hole-out at the drivable, par-4 17th. He signed his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead and with a strokes gained-putting metric north of 3.800.
Jan 30 - 4:41 PM

Erik Compton submitted a 3-under-par 34-35=69 at Torrey Pines South in his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Once 36 holes are in the books, only he and Nicolas Colsaerts (69-67) will have gone sub-70 in the first two rounds. Compton opened with a 69 on the North Course. Today he 12 greens in regulation and poured in five birdies, including respective conversions from 17 feet and 34'5" at the second and 10th holes. He did whiff on a pair of birdie tries inside eight feet and squared two bogeys elsewhere, but at 6-under 138, Compton is just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jan 24 - 6:43 PM

Erik Compton has secured two cuts in four tries in the early stages of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season.

Most golf fans know the back story. Compton has twice been a recipient of a heart transplant in his life, with the most recent coming after he was already an established Tour professional. That he is now into his third consecutive year on the PGA TOUR is a miracle not to be taken lightly. He finished 122nd on the 2013 money list and 117th in the FedExCup standings to retain his card. While investing in him any higher than the 100-125 range is buying with your heart over your head, there probably wouldn't be a more popular win on TOUR should he pull it off this season.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Erik Compton carded a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He had to return this morning to complete the round but had no issues maintaining momentum. Compton circled three birdies on each nine to offset a pair of bogeys going out. Overall, he split only six (of 14) fairways but found 15 greens in regulation. He has documented success in Latin America, so don't be shocked if he's still in the conversation come Sunday.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Erik Compton makes his second trip to Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course for The McGladrey Classic.

The UGA product should have plenty of support, as he played his college golf just up the road in Athens, Georgia and currently resides in south Florida. He missed the cut in each of his two starts in 2013-14 and currently finds himself on a bit of a dry spell. His last top 25 was a T16 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational back in March, so invest with caution. He tied for 84th (MDF) in this event last calendar year.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 09:07:00 PM

Erik Compton polished off his week at The Barclays with a 1-under-par 34-36=70 to finish the tournament at even-par 284.

Compton began his week at 117th in the FedExCup standings, but finishes the tournament ranked 94th and easily advancing to the Deutsche Bank. This is no small feat given it is his first time in the Playoffs. It will take a big week at TPC Boston if he is to make his way inside the top 70 for the BMW Championship.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Erik Compton makes his first appearance in the FedExCup playoffs at The Barclays.

Who isn’t pulling for Compton? At 117th in the FedExCup standings, he is a long shot to make a serious run, but stranger things have happened. Heath Slocum snuck into the field in 2009 at Liberty National in the 124th spot and won.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Erik Compton spun a 7-under-par 34-30=64 in the third round of the John Deere Classic to join Jason Bohn in the clubhouse lead at 11-under 202.

Compton's blemish-free round got off to a slow start, with just one bogey on his opening nine. He heated up on TPC Deere Run's inward nine, picking up six birdies including an 11'3" effort to end his day. He accomplished his solid round despite hitting just 11 GIR.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 01:17:00 PM