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.
On Tour With Erik Compton
In 2012 Erik played 21 PGA events, making 12 cuts. In the fall of 2012 Erik returned to PGA Tour Q School
and once again earned his card with six straight under par rounds. 2013 has been Erik's best golf year ever. He has already earned
three PGA TOUR top 25 finishes, including a tie for fourth place at the Honda Classic. Erik is ranked among the top 70 on the PGA
TOUR for 2013 winnings and 60th in the FedEx cup ranking... 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