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U.S. Open Winner 2012: Webb Simpson Wins Tournament With Strong Final Round

Webb Simpson began Sunday's final round four strokes off the lead in the 2012 U.S. Open and did about the best he could under the circumstances to finish at +1. The field came back to him, and when things were said and done, Simpson had captured the 2012 national championship.

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Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell entered the day tied for the lead at one-under, but neither one was able to solidify a position at the top of the leaderboard. By the time the pair reached 18 -- with Simpson watching from the club house -- they were both in need of a birdie in order to force a playoff.

Furyk ended up in a bunker to the left of the 18th green and never had a real shot at a birdie. McDowell had set himself up with a makeable birdie putt, but he missed it to the left, sealing Simpson's first career major title.

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