|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Matthew King Every|
December 4, 1983 |
Daytona Beach, Florida
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Residence||Jacksonville Beach, Florida|
|College||University of Florida|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Nationwide Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2014|
|U.S. Open||T28: 2005|
|The Open Championship||71st: 2014|
|PGA Championship||71st: 2012|
Every was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, where he played for the Mainland Buccaneers men's golf team. He was recognized as the Volusia County Golfer of the Year for four consecutive years, and was an all-state selection after his junior and senior seasons.
Every accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2003 to 2006.
During his career as a Gator golfer, he was a three-time first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection (2004, 2005, 2006), and a four-time All-American (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). As an amateur, he played in the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina and finished in a tie for 28th place. He was the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award, recognizing the best amateur golfer in the United States in 2006.
Every turned professional after completing his NCAA eligibility in 2006. Before he found success on any major golf tour after turning professional, he competed on The Golf Channel's original series The Big Break, in Mesquite, Nevada. Every played in a select few PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour events between 2006 and 2007 until he found a permanent home on the Nationwide Tour in 2008. In his second start in 2008, he finished runner-up in the Mexico Open. He finished the season with four top-10 finishes and made $180,000 in earnings, just outside the top 25 in earnings.
In his 2009 sophomore year on the Nationwide Tour, Every was ranked forty-ninth on the money list going into the Nationwide Tour Championship, needing a third place finish or better to obtain his PGA Tour card for 2010. He had made fifteen of twenty-five cuts and had three top-10 finishes entering the season's final event. He shot a second-round 63 to take the 36-hole lead, a lead he did not relinquish. He won the event by three shots over Nationwide Tour money leader Michael Sim. The win vaulted him to tenth on the money list, and qualifying him as a PGA Tour rookie for 2010.
Every was one of three men arrested in a hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa and charged with possession of marijuana on July 6, 2010. In a statement, he denied possessing the drug but apologized for poor judgment. He was subsequently suspended for ninety (90) days from the Tour.
Every earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational and would earn his first Masters invitation. His world ranking also earned him his first invitation to The Open Championship.
Professional wins (2)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Mar 23, 2014||Arnold Palmer Invitational||69-70-66-70=275||−13||1 stroke||Keegan Bradley|
Nationwide Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Oct 25, 2009||Nationwide Tour Championship||−21 (70-63-67-67=267)||3 strokes||Michael Sim|
U.S. national team appearances
- 2009 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2011 Nationwide Tour graduates
- List of Florida Gators men's golfers on the PGA Tour
- GatorZone.com, Men's Golf History, 2006 Roster, Matt Every profile; retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 4, 28, 34, 39, 41 (2010); retrieved July 13, 2011.
- 2008-09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 36 (2008); retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Matt Every at the PGA Tour official site
- Associated Press, "PGA Tour rookie Matt Every denies pot possession", Golf.com (July 9, 2010); retrieved July 14, 2011.
- Kevin Maguire, "Robert Garrigus: Players smoked pot", ESPN.com (July 1, 2011); retrieved July 14, 2011.