Matt Every will be making his debut this week as an on-course reporter for the Golf Channel, according to a report by Golfweek.
The 37-year-old Florida alum, who is essentially finished as a PGA Tour golfer, will be on a two-event tryout with the golf network, starting with this week’s RSM Classic.
The two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner failed to earn a single penny in 22 starts on the PGA Tour during the 2020-21 season. Every also made nine starts on the Korn Ferry Tour and missed eight cuts, with a T34 (LECOM Suncoast Classic) his only payday on the minor-league circuit.
“I don’t have it in me mentally to go grind on the Korn Ferry (Tour) for a year. There’s no chance,” Every told Golfweek.
“That’s me being honest with myself. I don’t want to miss what’s going on in my kids’ lives and it wouldn’t work.
“I was going through the motions for quite a while. Mentally I wasn’t there.
“I think I became jaded and you can’t fake the hunger of a 25 year old who’s never tasted success before vs I’m 37 and not getting any younger.
“I already didn’t practice a lot and it probably caught up to me.”
Every said he got inspiration for media work from former tour colleague Colt Knost, who has made a name for himself in the golf media space, primarily as a podcaster.
“We’re very similar in a room,” Every continued. “I’ve had some people whose opinion I value tell me that I’d be good at it and I think I could be.
“I’m a little different, I do have some edge to me but I’m not out of control, though. I know what’s right and wrong. And I’m not afraid of anyone out here. So, I’ll say what I want to say. I think some people might be afraid I will slip up and say something stupid, but those are people that don’t really know me.”
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