Matt Every wins Arnold Palmer Invitational
Adam Scott’s wastefulness handed victory to Matt Every on the final day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, leaving the Australian still waiting to reach the summit of world number one.
Scott looked set to claim the title of world number one as he led the field by a record seven strokes with two rounds left to play. However, the Australian stumbled while carrying a three shot lead into the final days play, allowing Every a chance to capitalise.
Matt Every toiled four shots back at the first tee on Sunday following a superb 66 in the third round and carded a two under 70 in the final round to finish on 12 under and win by a single stroke ahead of fellow American Keegan Bradley.
Every said after the game: "It's hard; it's tough, man. You just never know if it's going to happen. You get there so many times. It's nice to get it done.
"Being close to winning out here, it can be kind of discouraging because if you don't win, you just wonder if it's ever going to happen.
"And sometimes you tell yourself, 'Well, maybe it's meant to be somewhere else, somewhere better.' I don't see how it could get much better than this - being so close to where I grew up and all the fans out there that were cheering me on. It was awesome."
Meanwhile, a frustrated Adam Scott, said: "Today I was a bit shaky but this course was asking a lot of everyone.
"My short game just wasn't there so that needs to be tightened up. This shows I need to do a bit more work on it for it to hold up under the most pressure."