Simpson claims U.S. Open title

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (TheSpread) – It was a wild weekend to wrap up the 2012 U.S. Open, but in the end, Webb Simpson claimed his first major championship.

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Starting the day four shots off the lead, Simpson posted his second consecutive 68 on Sunday to finish the tournament at +1 overall. Then, the rest of the field simply fell back and Simpson came out the victor.

Simpson came into the tournament with 50/1 odds to win, which means a wager of $100 on Simpson will pay out an additional $5,000. Even entering the final round, Simpson had just 28/1 odds to win.

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell entered the day with the lead at 1-under par for the tournament. McDowell struggled early and seemed out of the running while Furyk was holding steady at even par. McDowell rallied late an had a birdie putt on the 18th hole to try and force a playoff, but missed. Furyk collapsed late and ended up two shots off the lead at the end of the tournament.

For top 5 results from the 2012 U.S. Open, see below

2012 U.S. Open Top 5 Results

1 Webb Simpson +1 (281)

T2 Graeme McDowell +2 (282)

T2 Michael Thompson +2 (282)

T4 Jim Furyk +3 (283)

T4 David Toms +3 (283)

T4 Padraig Harrington +3 (283)

T4 John Peterson +3 (283)

T4 Jason Dufner +3 (283)

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