Erik Compton DQ’d from John Deere Classic for Missing Pro-Am

August 10, 2016

Erik Compton has been disqualified from the John Deere Classic after missing his pro-am tee time on Wednesday.

According to a tweet sent by Compton, two players withdrew from the event this morning, which moved him into a spot in the pro-am. Unfortunately, he was in Detroit (more than six hours away from host course TPC Deere Run) and was unable to make it to the venue in time. Under the PGA Tour rules, he was disqualified.

This setback only adds to a rough season for the 36-year-old. He has missed three consecutive cuts and has failed to notch a top-25 finish in 2016. You may remember Compton from the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. He finished in a tie for second in just his second major championship start. For more on Compton’s amazing backstory – he’s survived two heart transplants – check out this piece from that week.