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Nine shots out of the lead going into the weekend, still four shots behind Adam Scott going into the final round, Matt Every took advantage of a surprising collapse by the Masters champion and held on to the very end for a 2-under-par 70 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.
Every made two bogeys in the last three holes, including a 4-foot par putt he missed on the 18th hole. That forced him to wait 10 excruciating minutes to see if Keegan Bradley could force a playoff. Bradley’s 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole missed on the left side.
Every choked back tears when he realized he had won in his 92d try as a professional.