What\u0027s In My Bag: Erik Compton\u000AAge: 34 | Resides: Miami | Story:A double-heart-transplant recipient, Compton finished runner-up at this year\u0027s U.S. Open.\u000ASHOOTING THE BREEZE\u000A\u000A Anytime you have a chance to talk to a great at the top of his profession, you should do it. I\u0027ve chatted with athletes ranging from Jack Nicklaus to NBA shooting guard Ray Allen about competing under pressure. And I\u0027ve used what has worked on the golf course. If you look at any athlete at the top of his game, he has the technique and the mental side figured out. That\u0027s not an accident.\u000ASOMEHOW FIND A WAY\u000A\u000A When you make a big putt or hit a great shot, you sometimes don\u0027t know how it happened. I\u0027m a huge believer that, if there\u0027s a 50-50 chance of a ball dropping into the cup, and there\u0027s a large crowd pulling for me like there was at Pinehurst, then I\u0027m going to come out on top in that situation more often than not.\u000Aspecs: Titleist 913D3, 9.5 degree loft; Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 shaft, 45 inches; D-3 swingweight. All my grips are Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58 round, with three extra wraps of tape\u000A\u000AThe driver was huge for me at the U.S. Open, but I started testing the brand-new 915D3 in July.\u000Aspecs: Titleist 913F, 15 degree loft; Graphite Design Tour AD BB X-flex shaft\u000A\u000AI\u0027m a feel player. I really only need to hit a club a couple of times to know if I like it. I\u0027m involved with selecting and understanding my equipment quite a bit. I know exactly how much spin I want to see.\u000Aspecs: Titleist 913H, 19 degree loft; Fujikura Motore Speeder F3 95, X-flex shaft\u000A\u000AThis hybrid\u0027s versatility gives me tons of shot choices. I can stretch it out to carry 250 yards from a clean lie. I also use it as an \u0022out\u0022 club from rough.\u000Aspecs: Titleist AP2 714s, 4-iron through 6-iron. Titleist MB 714s, 7-iron through pitching wedge. KBS Tour C-Taper X shafts\u000A\u000AUsing a split set of irons really lets me hit it any yardage I need. The extra forgiveness of the AP2s helps me to flight the longer irons. I can throttle my distances back easily, too, whenever I want.\u000Aspecs: Titleist Vokey Design SM5, with 52, 56 and 60 degree loft. True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts\u000A\u000AI can hit each of my SM5s plus or minus five yards. But I just added the 52-degree wedge so I don\u0027t have a big yardage gap between my scoring clubs.\u000Aspecs: Titleist Scotty Cameron Timeless proto-type, 350 grams, 3 degree loft, 33 inches, 70 degree lie angle\u000A\u000AThis putter has been in my bag since March 2009. I had used a Ping Anser 2 in junior golf and got one made similar to this in college. It\u0027s what I like to look down at.\u000ABe an animal/gentleman\u000A\u000A I grew up watching the Miami Hurricanes football team in the 1980s. They played ruthlessly. Then I went to Georgia, which played like gentlemen. I have both teams\u0027 headcovers. My goal: to be confident, while carrying myself with class.\u000APlant it and watch it . . .\u000A\u000A You\u0027ll see me on the driving range or in the short-game area at a tour event with this device planted behind me. It might look kind of funny, but it\u0027s a SwingShot camera that sticks into the ground. You can film your swing hands-free. I\u0027m always using it to check my positions.\u000AMy important initiative\u000A\u000A I\u0027ve been involved with Donate Life America since I was 9. Its \u0022Play Through\u0022 program with Genentech helps raise awareness for organ donations. You might not think about being a donor until a family member or friend needs it, but think about this: 18 people die each day waiting for an organ.\u000AThe importance of caring\u000A\u000A When I\u0027m at tour events, I try to meet a transplant recipient or visit a children\u0027s hospital, like I did here in Dallas. I want everybody to have the same opportunity I had, to live a normal life.