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U.S. Open Championship Winner 2012: Webb Simpson Tops Jim Furyk At Olympic Club

Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open with a 2-under 68 on Sunday at the Olympic Club. He overtook Jim Furyk from the clubhouse to finish at 1-over for the Open. Simpson shot 2-over through his first five holes, but recovered with four birdies on his next five holes on the unforgiving course.

Furyk entered Sunday tied for the lead with Graeme McDowell at 1-under overall. He faltered down the back stretch, however, shooting bogeys on hole Nos. 13, 16 and 18 to drop to 4-over on the day, and 3-over for the tournament.

McDowell started the day 5-over through the front nine. He shot 1-under over the back nine, including a birdie on No. 17 to put him one stroke off Simpson. McDowell missed a roughly 10-foot putt for birdie on No. 18, however, giving Simpson his first win at a major tournament.

McDowell finished at 2-over along with Day 1 leader Michael Thompson. Furyk finished at 3-over along with David Toms, John Peterson, Padraig Harrington and Jason Dufner.

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