Compton seeks to raise awarness of organ donation
- By Ryan Ballengee
- May 16, 2012 11:10 AM ET
Erik Compton is living his dream on the PGA Tour because of organ donors. A two-time heart transplant recipient, Compton is a rookie this season.
Known for his incredible story, Compton does not believe his health background creates a stigma. The opportunity to play on Tour affords him the chance to raise awareness for organ donation.
"It really inspires me," he said Wednesday on "Morning Drive." "It puts me back to where I was in hard times and it's a great message that I feel like I'm involved in sharing. Getting the message out about being an organ donor and what it's done for me is more important than just the golf."
The golf isn't going poorly, however. Compton has made eight cuts in 12 starts, earning $175,573 this season.
"It's been such a great year," he said, "seeing a lot of new courses and having earned that card to have the right to play out on the Tour has been a great experience."
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