It’s safe to say Erik Compton has been dreaming about Augusta National for a long time.
Many pros promise they were dreaming of the Masters since their childhood, but Compton, he has proof.
On Thursday, Compton tweeted a photo of a picture he drew when he “was a kid.” The drawing shows the grown-up version of Compton striking an iron from the left rough alongside his caddie.
Though it was a lofty goal during his childhood, if might have been even more of a long shot just years ago when, at 28, Compton was receiving his second heart transplant. Returning to the PGA Tour after successful surgery, Compton finished in the top four at the 2014 U.S. Open, earning the invite to Augusta he had long been dreaming of.
Compton teed off at 11:03 a.m. ET Thursday, playing in just a two-some with Ian Woosnam after Marc Leishman withdrew from the competition Wednesday.