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2012 U.S. Open: Webb Simpson Wins First Career Major Tournament

Webb Simpson was a relatively unknown golfer, and he then proceeded to win the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. Simpson started the day four strokes back of the leader and proceeded to shoot a 2-under on the day, finishing the tournament at 1-over.

Simpson started out on a rough patch by bogeying the second and fifth hole before turning around his game to birdie four of the next five, and then par the final eight holes.

Simpson edged out Michael Thompson and Graeme McDowell by one stroke. Jim Furyk was the front runner and started the day tied for the lead, but shot 4-over in the final round and fell apart by bogeying hole No. 16 and 18.

This is Simpson's third career professional victory and first ever major championship.

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