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: Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson's third shot, 18th hole, Sunday

Simpson didn't know exactly what was at stake when he knocked his approach to 18 to the right greenside rough, but he certainly knew the ensuing chip would be important. Uh, yeah it was. With the pin tucked near the front of the green and with his ball in an uneven lie, Simpson still sent a delicate chip to four feet from the hole. When he made the putt, he took the clubhouse lead at one over -- good enough, it turned out, for his first major championship.
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