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Winners and losers from the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Every rallies to beat Scott and earn Masters spot

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Matt Every kisses the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

This past weekend saw a lot of great story lines and we are here to give you the good and the bad of it. Here are our winners and losers from the past week in golf.


Matt Every -- It was complete carnage on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with big names falling down the leaderboard faster than the favorites at the NCAA Tournament. Every simply stood his ground as best he could, posting a final round 70 that landed him his first ever PGA Tour win. 

Henrik Stenson -- After his incredible 2013, things haven't been as easy for Stenson, who had yet to finish in the top-10 on the PGA Tour in '14 until Sunday at Bay Hill. His final round 68 in those tough conditions jumped him 10 spots on the leaderboard and in a T-5, a good sign considering what tournament is just around the corner for all these top players. 

Sean O'Hair -- His final round 67 was the low score score of the day along with Camilo Villegas, and it landed him in the top-10 of a PGA Tour tournament for the first time since the Greenbrier Classic back in 2012.

The Sunday leaderboard -- With Tiger Woods pulling out because of back issues, most thought this tournament would lack the normal star power, but most of the other big names stepped up, giving us a very, very competitive leaderboard on Sunday with some of the biggest names in the game fighting for the title, even if the play wasn't what we are used to at a non-U.S. Open type golf tournament.


Adam Scott -- Scott had a seven-shot lead on the field after two rounds, a three-shot lead after 54 holes and knowing that a win on Sunday would make him the No. 1 player in the world, fell directly on his face at Bay Hill. His final round 76 was epically bad considering the moment, and even left Scott commenting after his round how "annoyed" he was with his final 18 holes.

Rickie Fowler -- Fowler got us thinking the the swing changes might be clicking at the Accenture, but a missed cut this week at Bay Hill was his fourth in his last six stroke play events, meaning it was another disappointing week for the man in orange who just can't seem to avoid at least one big number per round.

Chesson Hadley -- It looked like Chesson might go Jason Gore on us this week at Bay Hill, getting himself in contention thanks to three sub-70 rounds to start, but it was his final round 79 that dropped him 21 spots on the leaderboard and a rude reminder that this is in fact the big leagues.

Bubba Watson -- I've heard a lot of unique reasons to withdraw from a tournament over the years, but "allergies" might take the cake, especially when you just made an 11 on a par-5 and posted an opening round 83.

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