After four rigorous rounds of golf, Webb Simpson took hold of his first major victory at the 2012 U.S. Open. He can be even more satisfied having done it at one of the toughest courses going, the Olympic Club of San Francisco.
Simpson won with a furious charge on Sunday to blow by a struggling Jim Furyk, who just couldn't make any shots to close out the tournament. Graeme McDowell was right there all weekend, but he couldn't overtake Simpson at the end.
Tiger Woods never made the move some expected on Sunday. After looking like the favorite the first two days, Woods came apart with a 75 on Saturday, knocking him off the top of the leaderboard.
The real story was Simpson, who made key putts down the stretch and a sensational run of four birdies in five holes. Simpson was able to stay on track despite nerves, challenging pin locations and, at times, unfortunate weather.
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