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Erik Compton Wins Zaharias Courage Award

November 9th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

From ESPN.com:

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Before he sets out to try to keep his PGA Tour card, Erik Compton received an award Wednesday that was just as meaningful.

Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, was selected for the Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award by the United States Sports Academy. The award is given to a person who shows courage in overcoming adversity to excel in sport.

Zaharias, among the greatest ever in LPGA Tour history, won her 10th and final major one month after surgery for colon cancer in 1953.

“She did something that I’ve never dream of doing — winning a major,” Compton said. “I guess I have dreamed, but it just hasn’t come true yet.”

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