SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 16: Webb Simpson of the United States waves to the gallery on the 18th green after a two-under par 68 during the third round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

2012 U.S. Open Golf: Webb Simpson Captures 1st Major Title

Webb Simpson took the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club on Sunday evening.

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U.S. Open 2012 Results: Webb Simpson Wins 1st Major; Tiger Woods Falters

The Olympic Club in San Francisco made the 2012 U.S. Open perhaps the toughest major championship in recent years, but we still have the British Open (Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C) and the PGA Championship (Kiawah Island Golf Resort) to follow this summer. No matter, though, as Webb Simpson was able to claim victory on Sunday with a tournament best 1-over-par for the four-day event.


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Simpson hit his stride when he made three straight birdies on holes 6-8 and then made a fourth in five holes when he sank a birdie on the 10th hole. He made par on the remaining holes.

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell both started Sunday in the lead at 1-under, but McDowell made six bogeys to three birdies and finished at 2-over. Furyk lost control of the tournament down the stretch on Sunday evening. He bogeyed the sixth hole, but even-par still had him in the lead. Another bogey on the 13th hole moved him to 1-over, but there was no recovery from that. Instead, he went on to bogey the 16th and 18th holes to finish at 3-over for the tournament.

Tiger Woods saw his troubles from a 5-over 75 on Saturday come out again on Sunday. His first six holes of the day consisted of four bogeys, one double-bogey and one par. He made three birdies to finish at 3-over for the round and 7-over for the tournament

Here is how the top 10 finished:

Pos Player Total RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 RD 4 Total
1 Webb Simpson +1 72 73 68 68 281
T2 Michael Thompson +2 66 75 74 67 282
T2 Graeme McDowell +2 69 72 68 73 282
T4 David Toms +3 69 70 76 68 283
T4 Padraig Harrington +3 74 70 71 68 283
T4 John Peterson +3 71 70 72 70 283
T4 Jason Dufner +3 72 71 70 70 283
T4 Jim Furyk +3 70 69 70 74 283
9 Ernie Els +4 75 69 68 72 284
T10 Casey Wittenberg +5 71 77 67 70 285
T10 Retief Goosen +5 75 70 69 71 285
T10 John Senden +5 72 73 68 72 285
T10 Kevin Chappell +5 74 71 68 72 285
T10 Lee Westwood +5 73 72 67 73 285

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U.S. Open 2012 Winner: Webb Simpson Wins 1st Major Championship

Webb Simpson has won the 2012 U.S. Open Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco with a four-round score of 1-over, defeating Michael Thompson's and Graeme McDowell's 2-over. Jim Furyk, who had entered the day at 1-unver and co-leader with McDowell, finished the tournament at 3-over.=


Related: 2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard

Simpson shot 2-under for the day, making four birdies and two bogeys. Those four birdies came at holes 6-8 and 10. Michael Thompson had the best round of the day with a 3-under 67.

Tiger Woods finished at 7-over for the tournament after shooting a 3-over 73. On his first three holes he went bogey, bogey and double bogey. After a par on the fourth hole, Woods made bogey on the next two holes. He went on to make three birdies to make the round a bit more acceptable, but this was far from the Tiger Woods everyone expects to show up and win another major title.

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