(Reuters) - American Matt Every successfully defended his Arnold Palmer Invitational title when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt at the final hole to beat Henrik Stenson by one stroke in Florida on Sunday.
Every, who had not posted a top-25 finish since last June, suddenly struck form to clinch his second victory on the PGA Tour.
He shot a 66 and finished at 19-under-par 269 on the Bay Hill course in Orlando.
Swede Stenson (70) rued what might have been after bogeying the 15th hole and failing to birdie the easy par-five 16th.
He missed a 20-foot birdie at the last that would have earned a playoff.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Gene Cherry)