Simpson rallies to win U.S. Open

10:02 PM, Jun 17, 2012   |    comments
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Webb Simpson posted his second straight 2-under 68 on Sunday to come from behind and win the 112th U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club.

Simpson finished at 1-over-par 281 to win by one stroke over two players.

He became the fifth winner at The Olympic Club to come from behind and win this championship.

Graeme McDowell could have forced a playoff with a birdie at the last, but missed. He shot 3-over 73 to tie Michael Thompson in second place.

Thompson, who led after the first round, had the low score of the week with his opening 66. His final-round 67 matched the second-best score of the week.

Third-round leader Jim Furyk bogeyed two of the last three holes to end two back at 3-over-par 283 after a final-round 74.

Three-time champion Tiger Woods went 6-over par in his first six holes Sunday and never recovered. He did collect three birdies the rest of the way to post 3-over 73 and end in a tie for 21st at 7-over-par 287.

Phil Mickelson failed to make a birdie in his final round. He carded eight bogeys en route to an 8-over 78 that left him at 16-over-par 296.

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