U.S. Open

The Shots That Defined the U.S. Open

These are the shots that shaped the outcome at Olympic Club

June 17, 2012
U.S. Open: Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk's tee shot, 16th hole, Sunday

So unflappable through much of the final round, Furyk's swing got quick at the worst possible time. Tied with Simpson on the 16th tee, Furyk said he was surprised by the USGA's decision to move the tee up, and it played at least a part in the ugly sequence that followed. Furyk snap-hooked his drive deep into the rough, leaving him no choice but to punch back to the fairway. When he was unable to get up and down for par, he gave Simpson a lead he would never relinquish.
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