So my buddy Adrian, graciously let me come out from behind the scenes of Agame365 so I could tell you about my experience at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this year. As a mom of three beautiful, yet very busy young kids, it was nice to enjoy an afternoon relaxing and watching some of the top golfers do their thing. The weather really couldn’t have been any better, 80 degrees and sunny and located just outside of Orlando, the mecca of family activities. Honestly, what better place to be?
I spent my Sunday afternoon walking around the beautiful greens, taking all the excitement in as people cheered on the likes of Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Keegen Bradley, and Matt Every. Everyone thought it was going to be Rory McIlroy’s year and the crowds following him around the course were certainly Tigeresque. Anyone that’s been to a PGA golf tournament knows how crazy the crowds are around Tiger Woods and honestly the fans cheering for McIlroy echoed that excitement. The energy was electric and it was great to see that for Orlando and our beloved Arnold Palmer.
But as everyone knows this tournament belonged to Matt Every, the 30-year-old who grew up in Daytona Beach and used to come to Bay Hill to watch this tournament as a kid.
And talk about excitement, as he sunk his last 15 yard putt for the win on 18, the crowd went crazy watching one of our local boys win this Invitational. It was hands down one of the best moments I’ve seen at this event. I don’t think even Matt Every believed he had won it for the second time in a row. And this win meant he earned his own spot in the Masters, along with a trophy and a nice check from Arnold Palmer himself. Pretty cool day for this guy.