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A peculiar piece of history will be on the line at the British Open.
U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson became the 15th player to win the last 15 majors, matching the longest such streak since the Masters began in 1934. There also were 15 consecutive different major champions from 1994 through 1998.
There are a couple of similarities between the streaks. The first one started with the 1994 U.S. PGA Championship when Nick Price won his second straight major that year. The latest streak began with the 2008 U.S. PGA Championship when Padraig Harrington won his second straight major.
In both cases, the streak reached 15 different winners at The Olympic Club.
The first streak ended with Masters champion Mark O'Meara winning his second major of the year at the British Open, so maybe that bodes well for Bubba Watson.
More interesting, however, is that Simpson's win made it nine straight first-time major champions. According to research specialist Tom Ierubino, the longest previou...
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CNN caught with the man who interrupted Webb Simpson’s U.S. Open interview. The man, who calls himself “Jungle Bird”, go figure, gave CNN the play-by-play of how he we able to crash the interview and what happened after police apprehended him.
He then apologized to Webb Simpson and stated that he didn’t intend to steal his moment; he was just using it to champion the cause...
Andrew Dudley, a/k/a “Jungle Bird," the man who videobombed the U.S. Open trophy presentation, apologized to winner Webb Simpson during a recent interview.
We have the name of that idiot who interrupted Webb Simpson's US Open trophy ceremony.
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">His name in Andrew Dudley and he calls himself “Jungle
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The man who crashed Webb Simpson's U.S. Open trophy presentation not only has a name -- he also has a cause. He calls himself "Jungle Bird," according to Awful Announcing, and he has a reputation for interrupting events in the hopes of raising awareness about deforestation. Supposedly a 40-year-old man from the United Kingdom, he has a YouTube channel and a Facebook...
Webb Simpson's U.S. Open victory was both special and hilarious. Nothing about Simpson's play, which included four big birdies around the turn, was particularly funny, but the golfer's post-tournament interview with NBC's Bob Costas ended up delivering plenty of comedic value. As Simspon accepted his trophy and answered questions from Costas, a crazed fan suddenly...
If you worked at a blog and one of your coworkers had somse dirt on the d*uche who won the US Open, wouldn’t you be mad if she didn’t spill the beans on at least one funny story about the...
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The 112th U.S. Open concluded on Sunday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California with Webb Simpson hoisting the trophy after his final round 68. A tournament that began with the questions of whether Phil Mickelson would finally win a U.S Open title or if Tiger Woods could get one major closer to tying [...]
U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson was sitting in the clubhouse on Sunday after his 2-under 68 in the final round, waiting to see if his 1-shot lead would be good enough to take the tournament. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell were still on the course trying to either tie Simpson to go to a playoff, or win the tournament outright.
Furyk did a poor job on the hole and double-bogeyed, taking...
Thankfully, US Open security stinks.
In a little more than six months, they shared the stage in a playoff, became fast friends through their faith and then partners in the Presidents Cup.
Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson are linked again in ways they never imagined.
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During the presentation of the US Open trophy, Bob Costas interviewed Simpson and this guy had the perfect photobomb while squawking on live tv.
Simpson was cool enough under the pressure to throw out a...
Sunday at the 2012 U.S. Open started with 2 players in red numbers, Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, but ended with 0 players in the red and Webb Simpson as the winner at 1-over. Simpson shot back-to–back 68′s on Saturday and Sunday to put him in the clubhouse as the leader as he waiting for Furyk, McDowell and the rest of the field to finish behind him. McDowell has a birdie put...
Webb Simpson, appropriately named U.S. Open Champ.
Congrats to Mr. Webb Simpson on winning the U.S. Open on Sunday. We at The Legend know as much about Webb Simpson as the rest of you, close to zero. But what a great name for a golfer! Would we have preferred to see somebody we’ve actually heard of win our national golf championship? Perhaps. Maybe a former champion like Jim Furyk...
For those of you who do not know, golfer Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open making it his first major win of his career.
During the post-trophy presentation interview with NBC's Bob Costas, a British fan who goes by the name of "Official Jungle Bird" decided to photobomb the interview with some awesome squawking:
(Courtesy of Last Angry Fan)