Simpson Celebrates US Open Glory
Webb Simpson has won the 2012 US Open Championship in San Francisco on a foggy Sunday after Jim Furyk had a final back nine to forget.
Simpson became the 15th different winner in the past 15 majors, edging out Michael Thompson and 2010 winner Graeme McDowell, with a final day two-under-par 68.
Furyk had looked likely to win the trophy heading into the final day, however it was a forgettable back end for him, after leading for much of the day before faltering late on, to finish equal fourth.
Simpson, meanwhile, was the only player in the last nine groups to break par and celebrated the victory.
“I couldn’t be happier right now,” Simpson said. “I’ve never felt nerves like I did today.
“I had to hit my legs a few times because I couldn’t really feel them.”
Bogeys at the 13th, 16th and 18th ultimately cost 2003 winner Furyk, while Tiger Woods was never in the running.
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