On Sunday, Webb Simpson captured his first career major event win. The 2012 U.S. Open had proved to be just as difficult and nerve-wracking as anticipated, as the world's best golfers had little luck with the course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. In the end, Simpson was able to take advantage of some of his fellow golfers' tough luck and lean on a strong final round to secure his victory.
Simpson birdied four times following two early bogeys to come in at 2-under for the day and finish the tournament at 1-over. Once his round was over, all Simpson could do was wait and see how the morning's leaders would finish.
Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell had entered Sunday's final round atop the leaderboard, tied at 1-under. McDowell fell behind early but came back late, while Furyk led for nearly the entire day before faltering in the back nine. Furyk bogeyed on hole 13 to allow Simpson to draw even and then bogeyed on 16 to fall a stroke behind Simpson.
Simpson watched from the clubhouse as first Furyk and then McDowell missed their birdie attempts, securing the win for Simpson. McDowell finished at 2-over, in a tie for second place with Michael Thompson, while Furyk finished at 3-over, tied with four other golfers for fourth place.
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