Updated: 18/06/2012 07:08 | By pa.press.net

Simpson seals surprise US Open success



Webb Simpson kisses the US Open trophy after winning by one shot at The Olympic Club.

Webb Simpson kisses the US Open trophy after winning by one shot at The Olympic Club.

American Webb Simpson burst out of the pack to become the surprise winner of the United States Open in misty San Francisco today.

The 26-year-old was joint eighth with a round to go, but, after shooting a two-under-par 68 for a one-over total, he had to wait to see if it was good enough.

Jim Furyk looked the biggest danger at that point, but it turned out to be Graeme McDowell.

Simpson, playing only his fifth major and trying to become the ninth successive first-time winner in them, had become joint leader when compatriot Furyk bogeyed the short 13th.

He then led in front on his own when Furyk snap-hooked his drive down the long 16th and ran up a bogey six.

McDowell, joint leader at the start of the day, was two behind at that point, but when the 2010 champion sank a 10-foot putt at the long 17th he and Furyk both needed to birdie the 335-yard last to tie.

Both found the semi-rough off the tee, but while McDowell hit his second shot to 24 feet Furyk buried his in the sand to the left.

When the 2003 winner sent his play-off attempt off the green and into another bunker it was all down to McDowell, but he sent it wide.

9Comments
18/06/2012 10:43
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Put Webb in the ryder cup team--the yanks are desperate for all the help they can get--very poor.
18/06/2012 14:15
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Odds

Result

US Open Winner (Winner)

Simpson

81

Won

Stake: £3.71 
Winnings: £300.51


Remember to ask me next time and I'll suggest who to tip!!!

18/06/2012 14:44
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good luck to you mark if you backed him, though i cant understand  your stake bet of £3.71 !!!! you must have had a word with mystig Meg
18/06/2012 12:59
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Who the effing hell is webb simpson i have never heard of him before and i doubt it if i hear of him in the future, all i know is he has cost me a lot of money having backed macdowell at the crisp price of 80 to 1. this bloke has saved the bookies millions. has anybody backed him?
18/06/2012 08:55
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Great to see the underdog winning after all the hype about the better players. well done Yank where were the Brits.

 

18/06/2012 08:38
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Another non entity winner. This US open is becoming somewhat of a joke.
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