Erik Compton downed a few vodka tonics so he could take a drug test
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Erik Compton downed a few vodka tonics so he could take a drug test

When you gotta go, sometimes you can't.

That's what happened to Erik Compton on Wednesday after the Wyndham Championship pro-am. PGA Tour drug-testing officials had notified Compton that he needed to submit a urine sample for a test. However, the two-time heart-transplant recipient didn't have to go. Never fear, though, as Compton has a fail-safe way to get the wheels in motion: a little swing oil.

“I drank two vodka tonics to get my kidneys working,” said Compton on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship. “I don’t drink alcohol. Sometimes it helps me to get my kidneys going.”

Compton got it going in Round 1 at Sedgefield Country Club, shooting 8-under 62 to share the Day 1 lead with William McGirt.


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