Erik Compton had over 300 text messages after the US Open

Martin Kaymer, Erik Compton, Rickie Fowler, and Matthew Fitzpatrick at the US Open. (Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer, Erik Compton, Rickie Fowler, and Matthew Fitzpatrick at the US Open. (Getty Images)

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This is pretty wild -- Erik Compton finished second in his second major ever and had over 300 text messages on his phone Sunday night.

Compton's story of being on his third heart became a national story over the weekend and he became the darling of Pinehurst on Sunday as crowds roared his birdies and tried to will him to victory.

Here's a look at the photo he tweeted out after the festivities on Sunday:

Pretty cool stuff from Compton after one of the greatest weekends of his life. He talked on Sunday about what the crowds were like.

"Seemed like people really got around my story," he said. "And for me to be here and to do this at such a high level is just as good of a feeling as winning a golf tournament. So it's just a great feeling and I can't wait to get back into another major."

And he gave some pretty great advice for everybody there fighting their own battles.

"You can't ever give up. I mean, we all have adversity in our lives, some are different than others."

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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