But in the second round, he lived up to his own comment made in a post-round interview and finished at 11-over 83, putting him in danger of missing the cut.
Matt Every follows opening-round 7-under 65 at @APinv with an 11-over 83. The last first-round leader/co-leader to miss the cut on the @PGATOUR in an individual stroke-play event was Andrew Loupe at the 2016 @TravelersChamp.— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) March 6, 2020
Every remarks he’s either very good or bad
Every is ranked No. 309 in the world and came off a dead-last finish at the Honda Classic last week. On one hole he had an 11 on a par 3 while he attempted to get the shot he wanted.
But both of his PGA Tour victories in 237 starts came at Bay Hill in 2014 and 2015. He remarked on it in an post-round interview on Thursday while holding the lead.
“Sometimes I’m really good,” Every said. “Sometimes I’m really bad.”
Matt Every giving us one of the most relatable post-round interviews we’ve heard in a while. pic.twitter.com/SAoxurvZhm— Skratch (@Skratch) March 5, 2020
The 36-year-old is back on the tour after serving a three-month suspension last year for violating the drugs of abuse policy when he tested positive for marijuana. He said he it was prescribed by a doctor for a mental health condition.
Every shows wild ride of golf
At 4-over, Every is expected to miss the cut at Bay Hill. He had seven birdies in the first round and zero bogeys, but followed it with one birdie, four bogeys and four double bogeys.
Matt Every's results since January have been a wild ride, and a reminder of how fickle golf can be.— Stephen Hennessey (@S_HennesseyGD) March 6, 2020
Just went 65-83 at Bay Hill to go full Camilo Villegas and miss the cut at the API. pic.twitter.com/RKeI7tLGqW
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