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Erik Compton
Coral Gables, FL

Height: 5 ft, 8 in Weight: 150 Turned Pro: 2001

College: University of Georgia DOB: 11/11/1979

Bio: Because of viral cardiomyopathy, he had first heart transplant in 1992 and took up the game of golf as part of his rehabilitation. Had second heart transplant in 2008 and five months later finished T60 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic on the PGA TOUR. With an American father and a Norwegian mother, he holds dual citizenship and has had his heart-transplant story told in the Norwegian media. Never travels without his blanket. Favorite movie is "Braveheart." Favorite pro team is the Miami Dolphins. Favorite vacation spot is Norway. Biggest thrill outside of golf is the birth of his daughter. Biggest thrill in golf is playing in the 2010 U.S. Open. Something on his bucket list is to win a PGA TOUR event. Is involved with the Transplant Foundation. Web site is erikcompton.com (Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)

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