Matt Every “Not Afraid” As He Prepares For Golf Channel Tryout

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Matt Every speaks with the media after playing his first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 17, 2017 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton via Getty Images)

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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