Webb Simpson wins 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club
"Amazed, I've got no words," Simpson said after the victory. "Just thankful to God. I couldn't have done it without him."
Simpson, who had two previous PGA Tour wins, held off a cast of veteran players on Sunday that included former U.S. Open winners Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els.
McDowell and Michael Thompson tied for second at two over par, and five players were three over -- Furyk, David Toms, Padraig Harrington, John Peterson and Jason Dufner.
Tiger Woods, who started the day at four over par, five shots off the lead, had a disastrous start and never recovered. He bogeyed the first, second, fifth and sixth holes and doubled the third to shoot five-over 39 on the front. He settled down on the back nine, making birdie at Nos. 14 and 17, but his three-over 73 left him seven over for the tournament. His last major victory was four years ago in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
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