Webb Simpson shot a 2-under 68 on Sunday to overtake Jim Furyk from the clubhouse and win the 2012 U.S. Open at 1-over. Simpson got off to a rough start on the day, bogeying No. 2 and No. 5 to go 2-over through five holes. He then birdied four his next five holes, and parred the rest in an impressive surge on the unforgiving Olympic Club course.
Furyk entered the day tied for the lead with Graeme McDowell at 1-under, but faltered late. He hit bogeys on No. 13 and No. 16 to relinquish the lead to Simpson. McDowell shot 4-over on the front nine, but made a late charge capped by a birdie on No. 17 to put himself within a stroke of the lead. Neither McDowell nor Furyk could seal the deal on No. 18, however, giving Simpson his first career major victory.
Furyk finished at 3-over for the Open, tying David Toms, Padraig Harrington, John Peterson and Jason Dufner two shots off the lead. McDowell tied Michael Thompson at 2-over, one stroke behind Simpson.
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