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Webb Simpson Pulls An Upset At The US Open

Going into the final round of the US Open, Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell were co-leaders but many were within shooting distance.    Though, of all the names that were close, Webb Simpson was not high on the list to win it.    But he did!

Jim Furyk had the match in his grasp as Graeme rattled off a couple of bogeys early in his round.      Jim Furyk on the other hand was not giving away many shots, but was not able to get a birdies either.      That would be his ultimate undoing, that and a Duck hook on 16.      Not just any duck hook, it was a duck hook you would see on any local course you or I would play on.     In his defense, it was for the US Open, we duck hook with nothing but pride on the line.

That said, it was a huge error and one that would bring him back to the pack, while Webb Simpson was in the clubhouse already tied with him after shooting a 68, moving up 7 spots.       Johnny Miller kept talking about players going out and shooting 66 to win this tournament.    A 68 was what was needed, and it did help that Furyk shot a 4 over 74.

Furyk is mister steady, nothing flashy, just get it done.    Though as the round drug on, he took second looks at several putts and shots.     Every time he did, the results were not there.      He was taken out of his game.    I am not sure if it was the overall slow play of Graeme McDowell or the moment itself.      All I do know, is at times he looked extremely uncomfortable.     Who wouldn’t be, though of all the players you would not expect him to play the way he did late in that round.

And how can you talk about a Major without mentioning another MAJOR disappointment.     Tiger Woods.      He played poorly on Saturday, but found himself only 5 shots back on Sunday to start the round.    Well, he took care of that fast.    After the 4th whole, he was 8 over, and 9 strokes back.    It was all over at that point.    I give him some credit though, he did not quit and he ended up getting a couple birds to clean his round up.     But after 5 or 6 holes, he looked like a guy that really wanted to be doing anything but playing golf.

Webb and his Pregnant wife got to sit in a private room and watch the last couple of groups come in, and when the putt from Graeme McDowell did not drop, their faces were priceless.      His wife speaks out…”WE WON”?    Yes you did!    Here is the entire leader board.

POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST SCORING TO PAR ROUNDS TOTAL
TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4
1
7
USA Webb Simpson Titleist +1 F -2 72 73 68 68 281
T2
16
USA Michael Thompson Titleist +2 F -3 66 75 74 67 282
T2
1
NIR Graeme McDowell +2 F +3 69 72 68 73 282
T4
14
USA David Toms +3 F -2 69 70 76 68 283
T4
14
IRL Padraig Harrington Titleist +3 F -2 74 70 71 68 283
T4
4
USA John Peterson Titleist +3 F E 71 70 72 70 283
T4
4
USA Jason Dufner Titleist +3 F E 72 71 70 70 283
T4
3
USA Jim Furyk +3 F +4 70 69 70 74 283
9
5
RSA Ernie Els +4 F +2 75 69 68 72 284
T10
8
USA Casey Wittenberg +5 F E 71 77 67 70 285
T10
4
RSA Retief Goosen +5 F +1 75 70 69 71 285
T10
2
USA Kevin Chappell +5 F +2 74 71 68 72 285
T10
2
AUS John Senden Titleist +5 F +2 72 73 68 72 285
T10
6
ENG Lee Westwood Titleist +5 F +3 73 72 67 73 285
T15
17
KOR K.J. Choi Titleist +6 F -1 73 70 74 69 286
T15
17
USA Steve Stricker Titleist +6 F -1 76 68 73 69 286
T15
12
AUS Adam Scott Titleist +6 F E 76 70 70 70 286
T15
3
USA Aaron Watkins +6 F +1 72 71 72 71 286
T15
1
GER Martin Kaymer +6 F +2 74 71 69 72 286
T15
12
SWE Fredrik Jacobson +6 F +5 72 71 68 75 286
T21
11
USA Nick Watney Titleist +7 F E 69 75 73 70 287
T21
11
USA Jordan Spieth (a) +7 F E 74 74 69 70 287
T21
6
FRA Raphael Jacquelin +7 F +1 72 71 73 71 287
T21
3
ENG Justin Rose +7 F +2 69 75 71 72 287
T21
7
USA Tiger Woods +7 F +3 69 70 75 73 287
T21
17
USA Blake Adams Titleist +7 F +5 72 70 70 75 287
T27
13
USA Matt Kuchar +8 F +4 70 73 71 74 288
T27
23
BEL Nicholas Colsaerts Titleist +8 F +6 72 69 71 76 288
T29
27
USA Davis Love III +9 F -1 73 74 73 69 289
T29
18
AUS Alistair Presnell Titleist +9 F E 70 74 75 70 289
T29
18
USA Morgan Hoffmann Titleist +9 F E 72 74 73 70 289
T29
18
ITA Francesco Molinari +9 F E 71 76 72 70 289
T29
3
SWE Robert Karlsson Titleist +9 F +2 70 75 72 72 289
T29
2
USA Kevin Na Titleist +9 F +3 74 71 71 73 289
T29
2
USA Scott Langley Titleist +9 F +3 76 70 70 73 289
T29
11
KOR Charlie Wi Titleist +9 F +4 74 70 71 74 289
T29
21
USA Beau Hossler (a) +9 F +6 70 73 70 76 289
T38
6
RSA Charl Schwartzel +10 F +3 73 70 74 73 290
T38
11
USA Hunter Mahan Titleist +10 F +4 72 71 73 74 290
T38
20
ESP Sergio Garcia +10 F +5 73 71 71 75 290
T41
15
USA Zach Johnson Titleist +11 F +1 77 70 73 71 291
T41
6
USA Patrick Cantlay (a) +11 F +2 76 72 71 72 291
T41
6
USA Rickie Fowler Titleist +11 F +2 72 76 71 72 291
T41
1
ENG Ian Poulter Titleist +11 F +3 70 75 73 73 291
T41
9
GER Alex Cejka +11 F +4 78 69 70 74 291
T46
4
ITA Matteo Manassero Titleist +12 F +4 76 69 73 74 292
T46
4
USA Bob Estes Titleist +12 F +4 74 73 71 74 292
T46
14
ARG Angel Cabrera Titleist +12 F +5 72 76 69 75 292
T46
14
USA Steve LeBrun +12 F +5 73 75 69 75 292
T46
28
USA Hunter Hamrick +12 F +7 77 67 71 77 292
T51
15
ENG Simon Dyson +13 F +1 74 74 74 71 293
T51
15
USA Jesse Mueller +13 F +1 75 73 74 71 293
T51
5
USA Nicholas Thompson Titleist +13 F +3 74 74 72 73 293
T51
4
JPN Hiroyuki Fujita Titleist +13 F +4 75 71 73 74 293
T51
9
RSA Branden Grace +13 F +5 71 74 73 75 293
T56
5
KOR J.B. Park Titleist +14 F +3 70 74 77 73 294
T56
5
USA Michael Allen Titleist +14 F +3 71 73 77 73 294
T56
9
USA Jeff Curl Titleist +14 F +5 73 75 71 75 294
T56
24
USA Jonathan Byrd Titleist +14 F +7 71 75 71 77 294
T60
10
USA Bo Van Pelt Titleist +15 F +1 78 70 76 71 295
T60
6
AUS Jason Day +15 F +3 75 71 76 73 295
T60
1
ENG Matthew Baldwin Titleist +15 F +4 74 74 73 74 295
T60
4
USA Kevin Streelman Titleist +15 F +5 76 72 72 75 295
T60
13
USA Darron Stiles Titleist +15 F +6 75 71 73 76 295
T65
18
SCO Marc Warren +16 F +7 73 72 74 77 296
T65
23
USA Phil Mickelson +16 F +8 76 71 71 78 296
67
11
KOR Kyung-Tae Kim Titleist +17 F +7 74 72 74 77 297
T68
4
CAN Stephen Ames +18 F +2 74 73 79 72 298
T68
7
USA Keegan Bradley +18 F +7 73 73 75 77 298
70
9
AUS Rod Pampling +19 F +8 74 73 74 78 299
71
2
USA Jason Bohn Titleist +21 F +8 70 75 78 78 301
72
2
USA Joe Ogilvie Titleist +23 F +9 73 75 76 79 30

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