30 Jun '11, 4pm

My Five: Playing With Disabilities

My Five: Playing With Disabilities

Compton at age 9 was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which enlarges the heart and inhibits the pumping of blood. He underwent a heart transplant at age 12, and went on to become the No. 1-ranked junior in the country. He made All-America at the University of Georgia and turned pro in 2001. But Compton failed to make the PGA Tour and fought fatigue on lesser tours. In 2007, he suffered a heart attack after missing the cut at a Nationwide tournament, and had a second transplant in May of 2008. His play has steadily improved and last week at 31, he won the Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open with a closing 65, all but assuring him a PGA Tour playing card next year. He said the victory "sums up my whole life."

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