Simpson outlasts McDowell, Thompson to win US Open

Simpson outlasts McDowell, Thompson to win US Open

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 17: Webb Simpson of the United States celebrates with the trophy alongside Glen Nager, President of the USGA. after Simpson's one-stroke victory at the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press/Getty Images

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 18 at 9:49 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Webb Simpson has won the U.S. Open for his first major title.

Simpson saved par on the hilly 18th hole with a chip from the rough to about 4 feet, closing with a 2-under 68 to hold off Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson in a foggy final round at The Olympic Club on Sunday. Simpson finished at 1-over 281.

Michael Thompson and Graeme McDowell were a shot back.

McDowell missed a birdie putt from about 25 feet on the final hole that would have forced an 18-hole playoff Monday. The Northern Irishman won the title at Pebble Beach two years ago.

Click here to view photos from the U.S. Open.

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