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The Links: Erik Compton's heart transplant story is amazing

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer


Erik Compton is playing well this year. (Getty Images)
Erik Compton is playing well this year. (Getty Images)

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The story of Erik Compton's comeback from two heart transplants is pretty awesome:

Five years ago he nearly died, having driven himself to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Along the way, he called family and friends to say goodbye, in case he didn't make it. (ESPN)

PGA Tour

I don't know if this is good or bad for Rory McIlroy. (AP)

It's been 10 World Golf Championships since Tiger Woods had a win. (ESPN)

Tiger Woods doesn't think I understand golf. (Geoff Shackelford)

Great story here on Billy Horschel and his swing coach's son. (GolfWeek)

I like the approach Michael Thompson takes. (ESPN)

Oh yeah, there's another tournament going on this weekend, too. (Golf Channel)

Do I buy Rory McIlroy's apology? What? (ESPN)

Ben Crane says he's had no slow-play issues so far in 2013. (Golf Channel)

Geoff Ogilvy is fighting for Augusta. (Reuters)

Ernie Els on Rory McIlroy: "Listen, I was also 23; I'm 43 now. I look back, I did a lot of silly things and what he's done is nothing compared to what I did; speak to my parents." (ESPN)

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley played Augusta National yesterday. (Golf Channel)

Haha, when is McIlroy's dentist going to hold a press conference? (GolfDigest)

International

Great read on Thorbjorn Olesen, somebody who switched to Nike and is actually succeeding. (Golf Channel)

President's Cup meeting at Doral with Nick Price this week. (Golf Channel)

Ernie Els says he should have said something to Rory McIlroy last week at the Honda Classic. (Golf.com)

Whoa, check out this Rory McIlroy tweet. (Geoff Shackelford)

Shane Lowry wants to play more on Tour. I would like that as well. (PGA Tour)

Justin Rose says a month of scorching golf is a hot streak. (Golf Channel)

Lynn-sanity! (Reuters)

Equipment/Travel

Don't worry, folks, we can take our golf clubs onto planes again. (Golf.com)

I enjoy this -- looking at some equipment on the range at Doral. (GolfWeek)

Are President Obama's golf trips suspended? (Geoff Shackelford)

Can I be part of the team that does this? (Golf Channel)

President Obama receives a new putter from Japan's prime minister. (GolfDigest)

The long putter doesn't affect the game as much as you would think. (Geoff Shackelford)

Padraig Harrington weighs in with some interesting thoughts on the proposed anchored putter ban. (Geoff Shackelford)

Bo Van Pelt-ier. (Golf WRX)

Social

Top 10 shots from Doral.

And some signature moments from Doral including a Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson battle.

Behind the scenes of Michael Thompson's win.

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