Two-time champ and Florida native and resident Matt Every returns for his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. UPDATE: Every carded laps of 73-70-74-76, currently T62 (of 72), his first made cut since T80/MDF at the 2016 Shell Houston Open last April.
The 33-year-old has won two times on TOUR in 162 career events, both here at Bay Hill and back-to-back in 2014 and 2015. In his second title defense last year, he missed the cut by one (71-74) and entered the week as World No. 163. The Florida Gator alum checks in this week at No. 927, missing 16 consecutive cuts and one mid-tourney WD, not completing four rounds in over 12 months (T42, 2016 Valspar). When he won in 2015, he was No. 96 in OWGR and his career high is 40th after the 2015 RBC Heritage (T18), so it's been a months-long-slide of epic proportion. We could state Every's dismal strokes gained stats here, but he was outside the top 190 in just about every stat both times that he won, so at this event, it's pointless. Mar 15 - 8:39 AM