Wake Forest product, Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open Championship at San Francisco's Olympic Club with masterful play over the weekend to win by one stroke over fellow FJ staffer Michael Thompson.
Simpson was five over par after the first two rounds and fired a two under par 68 on Saturday to claw back up the leaderboard. Sitting four strokes off of the 54 hole lead, Simpson would have to put together another great round on the brutal U.S. Open track to have any chance of winning.
Simpson, in FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited, rattled off three consecutive birdies on the front nine to shoot up the leaderboard. Adding another birdie at the 10th hole moved Webb to plus one, one stroke behind the leader. Webb continued to plug away making pars on each of his last eight holes to get into the clubhouse with the lead. Simpson now had to watch the players still on the golf course try and catch him, no one could, making Webb Simpson the winner of the 112th U.S. Open Championship.
Webb went on to comment on his play on the final day, ”I knew it was a tough golf course,” continuing, “I had to go out
and do as well as I could. I probably prayed more the last three holes
than I’ve ever done in my life. It helped me stay calm and get in with 2
This is Webb Simpson's first major victory in only his fifth major championship appearance.
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Way to go Webb! Now you will always be addressed as the 2012 US Open winner for the rest of your life.
Excellent win for Webb Simpson, FootJoy and Titleist. Webb played his game and the course while Furyk and McDowell seemed to be dueling each other. Happy Father's day and Congratulations to Webb.
That is how you win a Major....get close and pounce to get to the top and then wait for it, wait for it....
Congratulations to Webb!
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Amazing Golf ! Congrats WS on winning your first major & MT on finishing at #2.....FJ what more could you ask for !!!
Great win by a great guy! Another FJ US Open! Get him some gold Icons!!
Great win! Made for good TV.
Congrats Webb, FJ and Titleist another Major for the Home Team, and you brought the Trophy back to the Good Old USA, way to go.
Congrats Webb! Great golf. Fun to watch. Best wishes for a string of many more majors.
Great win for one of the new up and coming Pros on the tour. He has made some great strides in the last 2 years and this one really defines him as a force to be reckoned with in the future.
I like Webb as a player. On FB soooo many people always write about Tiger and completely disrgard that there are other very good players on tour. As I like underdogs and hate hype I was happy to see a new name on the trophy. It was a bit of a sloppy finish by the leaders, but that is US Open golf if you aren't on top of your game - right Tiger?
Congrats to Webb on a great win!!! A pair of 68's on the weekend at the US Open is pretty impressive!
A great win for Webb and Titleist/FootJoy. Tough course but he did what you have to do in the US Open.
Way to go Webb, a pair of 68's on this weekend give you the best fathers day present that anyone can think of in this game. Hope to see you at the Ryder cup for sure.
Good Job Webb Simpson good family man good golfer
Great victory for a NC boy. Way to go Webb, now the rest of the country will now you.