As we all know, Compton is noted for having had two heart transplants. As a golfer pro, this has already been a miracle. But he never give up, he is always doing his best in golf even after two successful heart transplants.
His best finish was T-13 at the John Deere Classic. He finished 163rd on the money list, failing to retain his tour card. He returned to qualifying school and finished T-7 to regain his card for 2013. In 2013, he recorded his first top-10 finish by placing T-4 at The Honda Classic in March. His best PGA Tour finish is a T2 at the 2014 U.S. Open, which earned him his first invitation to the Masters Tournament and the 2015 U.S. Open.
And this time, he succeed again. Compton was one of 10 players officially added to the Open Championship field Wednesday, as the R&A continues to work toward filling out the field of 156 players. Three weeks after his runner-up finish at Pinehurst with a set of taylormade burner 2.0 irons, Erik Compton can officially book his trip to Royal Liverpool later this month. And the Open Championship will be held July 17-20.
Compton's second-place showing at the U.S. Open did not earn him a berth in the season's third major, but it did move him up high enough in the Official World Golf Ranking to earn one of the 10 spots awarded this week to players with titleist 913h hybrid not otherwise eligible. Joining Compton in punching their tickets for England via the OWGR are Americans Kevin Stadler, J.B. Holmes, Brooks Koepka, Charles Howell III, Chesson Hadley and Scott Stallings, along with Korea's K.J. Choi, Swede Fredrik Jacobson and Anirban Lahiri from India.
This will mark Compton's first Open appearance and just third major start overall, while the experience of the other qualifiers varies: Hadley will be playing in his first major and Koepka just his fifth, while this will be Jacobson's 13th Open appearance and Choi will return to the majors after missing the U.S. Open, the first time he sat out a major since the 2002 Masters.
The additions bring the field total to 143 for the Open, with up to four spots available this week at the Greenbrier Classic and as many as three spots up for grabs this week at the French Open for players not otherwise exempt. And as the new ping g30 driver released, more players would prefer to own one to have a try.
The Open Championship is very near now in this month, and we give our best wish to Compton. Hope he can get a good score in the competition. Good luck to golf huge man.