Matt Every obtained his first PGA tour win on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational played at Bay Hill, Orlando Fl. But all eyes were on Adam Scott going into Sunday, the No. 2 ranked golfer in the world behind only Tiger Woods. Scott, last year’s Masters Champion had a record breaking lead going into the weekend of seven strokes. But it was all downhill for the Australian following a poor weekend of putting.
Every, who was playing in his 92nd PGA tourney as a pro, trailed Scott by 4 strokes going into Sundays final round. He needed the Aussie to play a sub-par round to even contend and Scott Delivered. Scott shot 76 Sunday, coming up short to Keagan Bradley’s 2nd place finish and Every’s win.
Every’s win earned him an invitation to the Masters to be played in just two weeks. Matt was in disbelief after holding up the trophy, saying that “I can’t believe I won…I guess it was just meant to be”. What better way to punch your ticket to the biggest golf tournament in the world by beating last year’s champion?
With this collapse from Scott Sunday, who is now the favorite to win in Augusta come two weeks from now? Only two players who were ranked in the top ten of the world at the beginning of the year have come out with a victory on Sunday, Sergio Garcia and Zach Johnson. Will Tiger Woods, who did not play in Orlando due to back spasms, be healthy for the upcoming Major? Will Adam Scott tame his putter to capture a consecutive green jacket? We will find out the answers to all of these questions in two weeks at Augusta.