Matt Every Defends Bay Hill Title
Matt Every made it back-to-back victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, and with the victory, earned himself a trip to The Masters.
Every’s 19-under 269, which he recorded with four straight rounds in the 60s, gave him a one-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson Sunday in Orlando.
After bogeying the first hole, Every was spot on the rest of the way, knocking in six birdies between holes 3 and 11. His birdie on No. 18 clinched the win.
Stenson complained of being rushed by a tour official on the last few holes of his round, which he said affected his putting. Stenson had consecutive three-putts, including a bogey on No. 15.
Stenson could have moved up to No. 2 in the world if he had won the tournament.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy finished tied for 11th by shooting an 11-under 277. He was unable to recover from his three consecutive bogeys on the back nine on Saturday.