Webb Simpson captures first major with US Open title
Webb Simpson nervously watched Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell finish their rounds at The Olympic Club in San Francisco late Sunday.
But his nerves were calmed when Furyk landed in a bunker on 18 and was unable to make a realistic play at a birdie and McDowell was also unable to come up with any late magic. The American Simpson had four birdies in a five-hole stretch to capture the U.S. Open title. It was just his second time playing in the U.S. Open.
Simpson had finished the day early, 2-under on Sunday and 1-over for the tournament (281).
Michael Thompson tied finished for second with a strong final day, shooting a 67 to finish 282.
Thompson was outstanding in both bookend days as he took the lead in Thursday’s first round with a 4-under-par-66.
Tiger Woods finished 3-over-par for the tournament after a strong start on Thursday and Friday.