Golf - Every clinches upset PGA Tour victory over Scott

American Matt Every clinched his first US PGA Tour victory in dramatic fashion when he surged past a faltering Adam Scott to win the $6.2 million (£3.8 million) Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke in Florida on Sunday.

Golf - Every clinches upset PGA Tour victory over Scott

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Arnold Palmer congratulates Matt Every of the United States as he celebrates with the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational (AFP)

Every started the final round four strokes behind Scott, but charged to the front with four birdies in a sizzling five-hole stretch around the turn at Bay Hill in Orlando as Scott faded to finish third.

The 30-year-old Every built a three-shot lead and had the luxury of bogeying the 16th and 18th holes.

He shot a 70 to finish at 13-under-par 275, while fellow American Keegan Bradley missed a long birdie attempt at the last that would have forced a playoff.

Bradley (72) finished second on 12 under, with Scott (76) a shot further behind.

World number two Scott, in his final start before defending his Masters title, had a chance to tie at the 16th hole, only to make a three-putt par.

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