2012 U.S. Open Golf Results: Webb Simpson Takes The Title As Jim Furyk Fades

On Sunday, Webb Simpson captured his first career Grand Slam title as he came from behind and reaped the benefit of a pair of collapses in order to win the 2012 U.S. Open.

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell entered the final round as the co-leaders at 1-under, but the course eventually ate them up, as it ate up almost every golfer over the course of the four-day tournament. While McDowell had a string of bogeys early, Furyk stayed in command and at even par for most of the day to retain his lead. Unfortunately, Furyk's inability to land a single birdie was his undoing. Furyk bogeying two of his final three holes secured the collapse.

Simpson, meanwhile, had a pair of early bogeys but managed to shoot 2-under on the day with a quartet of birdies after the rough front six to finish at 1-over in the tournament. As it turns out, that ended up being enough to take the title.

Tiger Woods entered the day with a fighting chance to take his fourth career U.S. Open title, but went 4-over on his first three holes to officially take himself out of contention.

For more in depth coverage including live video, highlights and player interviews during the 2012 U.S. Open, make sure that you check out the USGA's ongoing coverage as well as SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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