Tin Cup! Matt Every Describes How He Made An 11 On A Par-3

The American made an 11 on the par-3 5th at the Honda Classic last week on his way to shooting 19 over for two rounds

Tin Cup! Matt Every Describes How He Made An 11 On A Par-3
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The American made an 11 on the par-3 5th at the Honda Classic last week on his way to shooting 19 over for two rounds

Tin Cup! Matt Every Describes How He Made An 11 On A Par-3

Matt Every shot a 65 to lead the Arnold Palmer Invitational after day one, which was an incredible 20 strokes better than his last round on Tour.

The American missed the cut at the Honda Classic last week by some way, finishing dead last at 19 over par for two rounds.

That number may make it seem like he had an injury or something, but the score was made much worse by an eight-over-par 11 on a par-3.

Every told reporters at Bay Hill this week how his 11 came about after being asked about the 20 shot difference in between rounds.

"I wouldn't read too much into that last round," he said before explaining how he made an 11 on a par-3.

Watch the video and read his quotes below:

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"Okay, I'll tell you what happened," he said.

"It was a back left pin. I was already going to miss the cut.

"The wind was off the right.

"I had been having problems all week holding the wind and I normally can hold the wind.

"And I'm not going to learn anything by skanking one out to the right and bailing out. I know I can do that.

"So I wasn't leaving that tee until I hit the shot I wanted and I flushed every one of them, like, exactly in the same spot in the water.

"And then finally I hit one that held it."

He explained how he hit four 5 irons into the water on the hole at PGA National before taking out a 4 iron.

The two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner said he took out 4 iron because he only had two balls remaining.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x