Webb Simpson deserves attention.
Unfortunately for the 2012 U.S. Open champion, Tiger Woods losing is a bigger story than him winning. On top of that, the highlight of the tournament occurred after the tournament, but we’ll get to that later.
Simpson was clutch. He began Saturday at five over par, but he fought back.
After going two under the day before, on Sunday he bogeyed twice in the first five holes to erase the ground that he had gained. Webb didn’t panic, though. He birdied four out of his next five holes and hit for par on the final eight to claim the crown.
While Simpson rose to the occasion, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk squandered Day 4 leads with three-over and four-over-par outings, respectively. They choked, Simpson didn’t, and that’s why he holds the U.S. Open title.
Here are five fun facts about the champ.