Erik Compton: Playing Conditions Sunday at Torrey were ‘Comical’

February 2, 2016

Erik Compton was among the early starters who faced the brunt of the brutal conditions at the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday, and his scorecard showed it. In driving rain and howling wind, Compton played the first eight holes at Torrey Pines in seven over par before play was suspended.

He eventually signed for a 78 and tied for 31st.

“It was comical,” Compton said on this week’s podcast. “I think [the Tour] would admit they made a bit of a mistake sending us out to play.

“You get the best players in the world and they can’t break 80,” he continued. “The weather was hard and the course was set up too difficult. When you’ve got guys shooting 15- or 16-over on the weekend, that’s not what the fans want to see.”

In a wide-ranging conversation, Compton also discussed the vibe on the PGA Tour with Tiger Woods on the sidelines; contending at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst; and whether he might consider playing for Norway in the Olympics (yes, Norway!). Listen to the full podcast here:

You can find past episodes of the podcast on Soundcloud or at iTunes. Below are the last handful of episodes.

Hank Haney on Greg Norman’s exit from FOX and coaching Tiger at his peak.

Harold Varner III on ife as a Tour rookie and why he enjoys dabbing on the course.

TaylorMade CEO David Abeles on the state of his company and golf equipment industry.

Golf commentator Mark Rolfing makes a comeback from Stage 4 cancer.

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Tiger Woods and the 2015 year in golf.