Improved Every in search of win


ORLANDO, Fla. – Matt Every is in the midst of a successful stretch of golf, one he is eager to continue with a high finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Every, 30, already has four top-10 finishes this season, including a T-8 last week at the Valspar Championship. He says his recent results have been the product of taking his game into his own hands.

“Last year I had a full-time coach. He was awesome, and I learned a ton. But I kind of got lazy and started relying a little too much on other people to help me,” Every said. “If I was hitting it bad, I would go, ‘I’ll wait until next week when he comes back and I’ll straighten it out.’ That’s terrible.

“This year, I’m trying to do everything by myself, just be committed to everything, and trust – just trust in myself, and my caddie, too.”

That trust is paying dividends through three rounds at Bay Hill, as Every holds a share of third place after a 6-under 66 Saturday. At 11 under, Every trails leader Adam Scott by four shots.

In search of his first win in 93 career starts on the PGA Tour, Every believes he’ll need a balanced approach during the final round.

“I think I’ve been too aggressive on Sundays. You can hit good shots out here on Sundays, and it might not turn out great,” he said. “It’s not nerves … it’s really not. It just, you know, it just hasn’t happened. But eventually, I’m pretty sure it will.”