Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour, and he's still not sure how it happened.
He was nine shots behind Adam Scott going into the weekend at Bay Hill. He was still four back of the 2013 Masters champion going into the final round Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla.
Every figured even par over the last three holes would do the trick. He made two bogeys.
Even after a hearty handshake from the tournament host, Every summed up this wild day with just the right words.
"I ... I ... I can't believe I won," Every said. "I just ... I really can't."
The tee shot that he feared might be out-of-bounds on No. 9 somehow bounced along a cart path and led to an unlikely birdie. He surged to a three-shot lead when Scott's touch with the putter vanished. Even with two bogeys on the last three holes -- he missed a 4-foot par putt on 18 -- Every still closed with a 2-under 70.
Keegan Bradley, who birdied Nos. 16 and 17, had a 30-foot birdie putt on 18 that would have forced a playoff. But his putt stayed left of the hole.
Every finished at 13-under 275, one shot ahead of Bradley (72). Scott was third at 277.
In his 92nd start as a professional on the PGA Tour, Every finally won at just the right time, earning an invitation to the Masters next month.
"Being close to winning out here, it can be kind of discouraging because if you don't win, you just wonder if it's ever going to happen," said Every, who won $1,116,000. "And sometimes you tell yourself, 'Well, maybe it's meant to be somewhere else, somewhere better.' "
Scott had made only five bogeys over the first 54 holes. He made five on Sunday alone. And he didn't make a birdie over the last 14 holes for a 76.
"I'm annoyed that I didn't do better today," Scott said. "I'm taking confidence anyway, from just some good play. But some opportunities you've got to take."
Scott had to win Bay Hill to reach No. 1 in the world ranking when he arrived at Augusta National. Now, the No. 1 spot that Woods has held for the last year will be up for grabs at the Masters among Woods, Scott and Henrik Stenson, who tied for fifth at Bay Hill.
LPGA: Karrie Webb flew up the leader board with a 9-under 63, then waited 90 minutes to see if anyone could catch her at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix.
No one could, giving the Australian her second victory of the season and second in four years at Desert Ridge. She birdied five of the last six holes, making a 20-footer on the 18th.
"I didn't expect to be sitting here at the start of the day," said Webb, who won $225,000. "Actually, when I finished the day, I didn't expect to be sitting here."
Third-round leader Lydia Ko (70) parred the final three holes to finish a stroke behind along with 2013 champion Stacy Lewis (66), Azahara Munoz (67), Amy Yang (67) and Mirim Lee (69).
Champions: Jeff Maggert became the 17th player in tour history to win in his debut, shooting a 4-under 68 to take the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak.
It was his first title since the 2006 St. Jude's Classic on the PGA Tour.
The decisive stroke was at No. 17 -- a 50-foot birdie putt that rolled up and down a big ridge as it broke from left to right and fell into the cup.
"You can't count on those going in very often," said Maggert, who finished at 11-under 205 and won $240,000.