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

Matt Every
Matt Every tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 17, 2017 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

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.


  • 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.


“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


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