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.


Related: 2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard

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

For more coverage, head over to USOpen.com or check out SB Nation's golf news hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.