Every bucks trend of miserable 2017

Matt Every set aside a miserable 2017 so far to take a four-way share of the lead at the St Jude Classic.

Every has only made two cuts this year and hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since 2014, but he shot a six-under 64 in the final warm-up event for the US Open.

The American sank four birdies and an eagle on the par five 16th, before finishing his round with a 30-foot birdie putt on the last.

“I haven’t played real well in a couple years, and I’ve been out here for like seven or eight, so I kind of know the drill,” Every said.

“One round is not that big a deal. It is nice to play well, but yeah, they don’t hand out trophies after the first round.

“It was just a good day. I was kind of due for one.”

Scott Brown, Stuart Cink and Sebastian Munoz joined Every at the top of the leaderboard after afternoon charges.

Former British Open winner Cink birdied three straight holes on his way to a 64, while Colombian Munoz was bogey-free as he chases his first tour win.

Charl Schwartzel and Matt Jones were both a shot adrift of the four leaders. Two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen and Chez Reavie finished with rounds of 66 to lie two behind the summit.