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Matt Every wins it at the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2014

Matt Every wins it at the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2014
Matt Every wins it at the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2014golfweek.com

The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, is one of only five tournaments given "invitational" status by the PGA. Invitationals have a reduced field of players up to 120, versus the full-field of an open tournament, which has up to 156 players. Matt Every won this year's tournament at the beautiful Bay Hill Club, in Bay Hill, Florida.

According to a March 23, report by Golf.com, Every took the lead from Adam Scott, "four shots behind Scott going into the final round, Every took advantage of a surprising collapse by Scott, and held on to the very end for a 2-under 70 win. ​Every made two bogeys in the last three holes."

​Every receives a payday of $1,116,000 of the $6,200,000 purse. He joins an elite list of champions in the event. One of the most formidable winners over the history of the invitational, is Tiger Woods. Woods won the invitational a record 8 times. The invitational started in 1966, as the Florida Citrus Open Invitational. Here's a list of former winners' scores and cash payouts, spanning the last 20-years.

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
2014 Matt Every 1,116,000 6,200,000
2013 Tiger Woods (8) United States (−13) $1,116,000 of $6,200,000
2012 Tiger Woods (7) United States (−13) $1,080,000 of $6,000,000
2011 Martin Laird Scotland (−8) $1,080,000 of $6,000,000
2010 Ernie Els South Africa (−11) $1,080,000 of $6,000,000
2009 Tiger Woods (6) United States (−5) $1,080,000 of $6,000,000
2008 Tiger Woods (5) United States (−10) $1,044,000 of $5,800,000
2007 Vijay Singh Fiji (−8) $990,000 of $5,500,000

Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard
2006 Rod Pampling Australia (−14) $990,000 of $5,500,000
2005 Kenny Perry United States (−12) $900,000 of $5,000,000
2004 Chad Campbell United States (−18) $900,000 of $5,000,000

Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
2003 Tiger Woods United States (−19) $810,000 of $4,500,000
2002 Tiger Woods United States (−13) $720,000 of $4,000,000

Bay Hill Invitational
2001 Tiger Woods United States (−15) $630,000 of $3,500,000
2000 Tiger Woods United States (−18) $540,000 of $3,000,000
1999 Tim Herron United States (−14) $450,000 of $2,500,000
1998 Ernie Els South Africa (−14) $360,000 of $2,000,000
1997 Phil Mickelson United States (−16) $270,000 of $1,500,000
1996 Paul Goydos United States (−13) $216,000 of $1,200,000

Nestle Invitational
1995 Loren Roberts (2) United States (−16) $216,000 of $1,200,000
1994 Loren Roberts United States (−13) $216,000 of $1,200,000