U.S. Open Reaction: Webb Simpson Wins!

06/18/2012

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)

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(Simpson on winning the tournament)

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

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

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(Jim Furyk on being disappointed to lose)

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(Furyk on letting one get away)

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(Furyk on failing down the stretch)

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(Tiger on starting poorly on Sunday)

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

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