Webb Simpson used a stunning 10-minute stretch to win the US Open at The Olympic Club at San Francisco on Sunday.
Tied with Jim Furyk for the lead and putting on 18, Simpson sank his par putt to finish with a 2-under 68 and close his tournament at 1-over par, putting the pressure on Furyk two holes back. Furyk, after driving far left on 16, bogeyed the hole to drop to 2 over on the tournament and surrender the lead he had held since Saturday. Furyk parred 17 then hit his second shot on the par-4 18th into the bunker to seal his fate.
It was an amazing turn that saw what appeared throughout the day to possibly be the second Open title for Furyk instead was a major coronation for Simpson, who entered the weekend with only two career victories and a tie for 14th at the 2011 Open as his best finish at a major.
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