Matt Every’s Best 2017 Round Pushes Him To Top of Leaderboard

When Matt Every went back-to-back at the 2014 and 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament with one of the best fields among non-majors, many thought Every was on his way to becoming a consistent winning force on the PGA Tour.

 
Unfortunately for him it has not happened that way as his last two seasons have been a categorical disaster. However, there is finally reason for optimism as a bogey-free 6-under 64 has Every as a co-leader after 18 holes at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.


Bullets

  • On The Rise: From 2012-2015, Matt Every tallied two wins, 17 top 10s, and $7.2 million in earnings.
  • Free Fall: In his past two seasons, Every has made 38 starts. In those starts, he has made just seven cuts with no top 10s, and just $191,000 in earnings. 2016 has been especially terrible as Every has made just two cuts in 17 events with nothing better than a T62.
  • Best Round: In individual play, Every’s first round 64 in Thursday’s round one of the FedEx St. Jude Classic was his best round of the year by five strokes.
  • The Stats: Every had four birdies, no bogeys, and one eagle. He was #2 in the field in strokes gained: putting, and #3 in strokes gained: off-the-tee.

Quotable

“I haven’t played well in a couple years and I’ve been out here for like seven or eight, so I kind of know the drill. Like, one round is not that big a deal. It’s nice to play well, but yeah, they don’t hand out trophies after the first round.”
Matt Every


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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