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.
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:
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