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Webb Simpson Wins the US Open by One Shot

Webb Simpson Wins the US Open by One Shot

James Frederick Simpson, more popularly known as Webb Simpson, tagged his second straight 68 at the Olympic Club giving him a one-shot victory at the 112th Open. He snatched the title from equally popular golfers Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson.

“I don’t know how Tiger has won 14 of these things, because the pressure — I couldn’t feel my legs most of the back nine,” Simpson said while sharing his experiences during the game.

Simpson lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Dowd, and his son, James. He shot three straight birdies from 6th to 8th holes. With another one at the 10th hole, added to eight straight pars brought him his third tour victory since turning pro in 2008.

“You know, this is only my second U.S. Open, and so I told myself don’t get too excited, don’t try to win… … You’ve got to go out there and try to make pars, and that’s what I did. And luckily I made some putts, and got a couple under out of it,” he said. He and his wife were spotted watching videos of their son on a cell phone to keep themselves calm during the event.

Simpson earned $6.35 million and ranked ninth in 2011 but was doubtful about his chances before his latest victory. “If I’m honest with you, I believed in myself that I could win a major but maybe not so soon,” Simpson concluded.

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