Man on third heart scores a 62 at Wyndham

Sharon Wong
Source: Panagiotakis/Getty Images
Source: Panagiotakis/Getty Images

It looks like Tiger may have more competition that he thought at Wyndham.  Erik Compton is rather more famous for his two heart transplants than for his golf. But as his current score at Wyndham is an indication that he’s not just a good golfer despite his delicate health, he’s just a good golfer. After hitting all 18 greens in regulation, he walked away with the 62 that’s now tying him for the lead-in with William McGirt and Tom Hoge.

His health is not the only thing that could have held him back on that round. He was also using a whole new set of irons that he hadn’t yet broken into, having taken two weeks off practice to take a vacation to London with his wife.

He tied for second at the 2014 US Open. Can he come first at Wyndham? Can his third heart take the strain? Stay tuned.