Erik holds the distinction as being the only professional golfer in the world to compete with a transplanted heart. In
1992, Erik received his first heart transplant at the age of 12 and was forced to give up all contact sports.
2013 Courage Award Recipient
Erik Compton has been honored with the PGA TOUR Courage Award by the Player Director’s Panel and PGA TOUR Commissioner.
The PGA TOUR Courage Award is a new acknowledgment this year. Previously known as the Comeback Player of the Year Award, which has not been awarded
since 2010, it is now aimed to honor a player... Read more.
The Erik Compton Golf Classic
WHAT: Two time heart transplant recipient and PGA Golf Tour Player Erik Compton is devoted to raising awareness through Transplant Foundation Inc.; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for transplant families, increasing organ donation through community...
WHO: There are a few indisputably outstanding stories in the... Read more.
It's an unbelievable story. The attitude that it takes to go through something like that, I don't think any of us could possibly understand it. There are very few people who have had organ transplants and who have survived and had great lives. They understand it. But to do what he's doing out here and being a professional and work his way to this level is just remarkable. - Tiger Woods