Matt Every

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Matt Every
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Personal information
Full nameMatthew King Every
Born (1983-12-04) December 4, 1983 (age 36)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJacksonville Beach, Florida
SpouseDanielle Every
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Nationwide Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking40 (March 22, 2015)[1]
(as of January 19, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2014, 2015
PGA Championship71st: 2012
U.S. OpenT28: 2005
The Open Championship71st: 2014
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Award2006

Matthew King Every (born December 4, 1983) is an American professional golfer who has won on both the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.

Early years[edit]

Every was born in Daytona Beach, Florida.[2] 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.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

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.[3]

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).[2][3][4] As an amateur, he played in the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina and finished in a tie for 28th place.[2] He was the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award, recognizing the best college golfer in the United States in 2006.[2]

Professional career[edit]

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. Then at Q-School in December 2007, he missed a place on the PGA Tour by just two strokes,[5] but was rewarded with a place 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.[2][6]

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.[6]

However, in 2010 Every finished 140th and dropped back to the Nationwide Tour for 2011. He finished 2011 in 18th place and returned to the PGA Tour, where he has remained through 2015.

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.[7] He was subsequently suspended for 90 days from the Tour.[8]

Every earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational and would earn his first Masters invitation.[2] He would go on to defend his title at the 2015 event.

On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Every had been suspended by the PGA Tour for three months for violating its conduct policy for drugs of abuse.[9]


Every is a fan of the British group Oasis. He named his son after Liam Gallagher and has a tattoo on his right bicep with "Live Forever," which is the title of an Oasis song.[10] His daughter Quinn Palmer is named after the site of his first PGA Tour win.[11]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Mar 23, 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational 69-70-66-70=275 −13 1 stroke United States Keegan Bradley
2 Mar 22, 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational (2) 68-66-69-66=269 −19 1 stroke Sweden Henrik Stenson

Nationwide Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 25, 2009 Nationwide Tour Championship −21 (70-63-67-67=267) 3 strokes Australia Michael Sim

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open T28LA CUT WD
The Open Championship 71 CUT
PGA Championship 71 CUT CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 12 2015 Ending 22 Mar 2015" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Men's Golf History, 2006 Roster – Matt Every profile". Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement" (PDF). Gainesville, Florida: University Athletic Association. 2010. pp. 4, 28, 34, 39, 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "2008-09 Florida Gators Men's Golf Media Guide" (PDF). Gainesville, Florida: University Athletic Association. 2008. p. 36. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  5. ^ McDaniel, Pete (December 2, 2007). "Final Round Q School Hits and Misses". Golf Digest.
  6. ^ a b "Matt Every". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "PGA Tour rookie Matt Every denies pot possession". Associated Press. July 9, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  8. ^ Maguire, Kevin (July 1, 2011). "Robert Garrigus: Players smoked pot". ESPN. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "Matt Every gets 3-month ban for violating PGA Tour drug policy". ESPN. Associated Press. October 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Kerr-Dineen, Luke (March 23, 2015). "This is the best picture we can find of Matt Every's Oasis tattoo". Golf Digest.
  11. ^ Shedloski, Dave (November 8, 2014). "How Matt Every is honoring the site of his first PGA Tour win". Golf Digest.

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