U.S. Open Reaction: Webb Simpson Wins!


SAN FRANCISCO — Webb Simpson fired his second-straight 68 and then waited anxiously as third-round leaders Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk faltered down the stretch. In the end, Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open – his first major championship – after finishing at one-over par for the tournament.

McDowell had a 25-foot birdie putt at 18 that would’ve forced an 18-hold playoff on Monday, but it missed left and McDowell finished a shot back in a tie for second place with Michael Thompson. Thompson, who led after the first round, recovered to shoot a final-round 67.

Furyk finished a farther shot back after a bogey at 18. Tiger Woods shot a 73 and finished in a tie for 21st at +7.

(Listen to Webb Simpson’s post-championship press conference in its entirety)


(Simpson on winning the tournament)


(Simpson on how it feels to win the U.S. Open)


(Graeme McDowell on how he’s feeling after shooting 73)


(Jim Furyk on being disappointed to lose)


(Furyk on letting one get away)


(Furyk on failing down the stretch)


(Tiger on starting poorly on Sunday)


(Westwood One’s John Tautges recaps the 2012 U.S. Open)


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