Orlando, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Matt Every fired a two-under 70 in the final round Sunday to complete a come-from-behind victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Every, nine strokes off the pace after 36 holes, finished his campaign with a 13-under- par 275 to edge Keegan Bradley by one for his first PGA Tour title and the $1,116,000 top purse.
With the victory, the 30-year-old Every earned a ticket to next month’s Masters.
Bradley birdied the 16th and 17th but missed a birdie putt on the final green that would have forced a playoff. He settled for an even-par 72 and the $669,600 second-place purse.
Adam Scott, who led the first three rounds after an opening-day 62, struggled to a 4-over 76, dropping him to third place at 11-under 277, two shots behind Every.
After a third-round 67, Jason Kokrak stumbled to a 1-over 73 to slip into fourth place at minus-10.
Tied for fifth were Henrik Stenson, Erik Compton and Francesco Molinari, four strokes behind the winner.
Brandt Snedeker and Ryo Ishikawa finished in a tie for eighth while tied for 10th were Sean O’Hair, Graeme McDowell, J.B. Holmes and Freddie Jacobson.