2014 Arnold Palmer: Matt Every wins maiden US PGA title

Matt Every first PGA title at Arnold Palmer Invitational

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American Matt Every was delighted after he lifted his first PGA title at Bay Hill in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The 30-year-old kept his cool to take advantage of Adam Scott’s errors after the overnight leader finished his tournament with a round of 76. The Australian came third in the end after a torrid final round, with Keegan Bradley finishing second.

Every carded a round of 70 to win by one shot and the victory has earned him a place at next month’s Masters.

He had almost given Bradley a chance to force a play-off but the American missed a long-range putt on the 18th.

Every admitted he was delighted to take home his first PGA Tour title.

He said: “It’s really cool. I have had a lot of looks (at wins) and I kept telling myself maybe it’s going to come somewhere special. I still can’t believe I won.

“It’s hard, it’s tough man. You just never know if it’s going to happen. You get there (in contention) so many times and it’s nice to get it done.”

Scott’s collapse also had further consequences for his ambitions to become the world number one.

A win could have seen him leap above Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings, but his disappointing putting display means the US star will still be number one going into the Masters, if he can recover from his back injury.

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