June 17, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Webb Simpson tees off on the 1st hole during the final round of the 112th U.S. Open golf tournament at The Olympic Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

U.S. Open 2012: Webb Simpson Wins 1st Career Major

Simpson wins the trophy but the Olympic Club won the tournament, keeping the entire field from shooting par. Simpson, who climbed seven spots on Sunday, finished 1-over.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: Did Slow Play Warnings Affect Furyk, McDowell?

Despite being in the final group at the U.S. Open on Sunday, both Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk received two slow-play warnings during their round. Could that have played into their respective struggles late on Sunday?

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The Olympic Club Won: U.S. Open 2012 Final Thoughts

Final thoughts from San Francisco, where Webb Simpson has the U.S. Open trophy, but the Olympic Club was the real winner.

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U.S. Open Prize Money 2012: Webb Simpson Earns Nearly $1.5 Million For Win

Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open over the weekend -- his first major. But the good news didn't stop there: He was also able to add a hefty chunk to his bank account by way of the prize money pool. Simpson, a 26-year-old golfer out of Wake Forest, took home $1,440,000 for his victory at the Olympic Club.

Winning is huge simply from a prestige standpoint, but when one considers that Michael Thompson and Graeme McDowell each took home a much more modest $695,916 for finishing a second-place tie, the money isn't bad either.

The top 20 finishers each made at least $100,000 for their work this past week -- not a bad take for spending a weekend golfing in San Francisco.

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Webb Simpson Passes Final Test At The Olympic Club

Webb Simpson managed to conquer The Olympic Club for two rounds, but had to pass one final test before earning the U.S. Open trophy.

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Beau Hossler’s Attitude Adjustment Was 'Kiss Of Death,' Says Johnny Miller

Beau Hossler loses low-am honors to Jordan Spieth.

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Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell Head To 72nd Hole Of U.S. Open Needing Birdies

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell are going to need near miracles to force a playoff at the 2012 U.S. Open. Furyk bogeyed the 16th hole to fall to two-over par, then sunk a difficult par putt at the 17th hole to keep his chances at a title alive. McDowell went to the 17th hole three-over par and made a birdie, giving himself an outside chance to force a playoff on the final hole as well.

The man they're facing is Webb Simpson, who finished his day at one-over for the championship. The 18th hole has only yielded six birdies on Sunday, while Furyk has not birdied yet, so Simpson has to like his chances at avoiding a playoff and winning the title outright.

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Webb Simpson Is The 2012 U.S. Open Leader In The Clubhouse

Webb Simpson has pulled off an impressive par on the 72nd hole to go into the clubhouse as the leader of the 2012 U.S. Open at 1-over par. This means that the previous leader in the clubhouse, Michael Thompson, won't be winning the tournament, while the players currently at 3-over have quite a bit of work to do if they want to force a playoff.

Jim Furyk is currently tied with Simpson at 1-over, but he hit a poor tee shot on the 16th hole and has a lot of work to do to save par. Ernie Els and Graeme McDowell are both still on the course at 3-over par, though Els is on the 18th and has little to no chance to equal Simpson's score. It's going to take some spectacular play from Furyk and McDowell to keep Simpson from at least getting to a playoff.

Fans can follow along with the action at The Olympic Club with the 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard at USOpen.com.

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Tiger Woods Begins U.S. Open With A Bang, Ends With A Fizzle

A promising first two rounds were overshadowed by dismal weekend rounds for Tiger Woods. And the questions about his game will continue as a result.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: Clouds Roll In, Sun Disappears

For the first time this week, clouds have rolled in over The Olympic Club, shielding the sun from view. For the leaders, still about two hours from stepping onto the tee box, the overcast skies are a welcome sight. Without the sun baking the course throughout the day, the fairways and greens should stay somewhat receptive, though The Olympic Club is still playing firm and fast.

This morning, some of the greens were rolled again, and all were stimped as Mike Davis setup the course. Davis has yet to announce the Stimpmeter readings, but I'd assume the greens are still rolling at about 13, just as they were the last three days.

Still, the short grass remains rock hard. The 17th green feels like a driveway, with no real give in the ground. While 13 or so on the Stimpmeter is fast, the measurement doesn't tell the whole story: The greens haven't been terribly receptive all week, preventing players from spinning shots. Balls hit into the greens with a long iron roll out a significant amount, and wedges just aren't spinning as much as one would expect.

But with clouds overhead, the course conditions should stay a touch softer throughout the day instead of firming up even more by the time the leaders tee-off.

Fans can follow along with the action at The Olympic Club with the 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard from USOpen.com.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: Mike Davis Sets Up Finishing Holes For Scoring

Just got done walking a couple holes, watching USGA executive director Mike Davis and his crew put the finishing touches on The Olympic Club. You'd think setting up a hole is a relatively simple task: Find the pin location, punch a hole, fill the old hole and stick a flag in the ground. But not so.

Davis and his crew are painstakingly meticulous, scouting out each hole location to fractions of an inch, then making sure everything is set how they want it to be. There's the tee boxes, measured and calculated. Using one tee box may require a left-to-right shot off the tee while picking out one a little closer to the hole may require a different shape or trajectory.

I watched as Davis placed the tee markers at a mere 575 yards on 16, almost 100 yards shorter than the par-5 player on Saturday. He picked a somewhat difficult, but still accessible, front-left hole location on the 16th green, perhaps allowing players to hit a hook in and chase it up somewhere near the pin. The swale from the bunk provides a backstop, but a false front up the gut and another on the back-left side of the green add difficulty. With two good shots, however, the green is absolutely reachable, whereas it took three strong shots on Saturday.

The 17th hole is ripe for scoring, setup with a pin right in the middle of the green, about six paces off the back. It's reachable in two, and players can chase shots up by landing them on or near the fringe. The play is to the left of the hole, allowing the ridge to feed shots back down towards the ridge. Anything right will funnel into the chipping area near the 18th hole.

On 18, the pin is tucked just a few feet from the back of the green and three feet off the right. It's in a difficult spot, but most players should leave themselves an uphill putt. Going long is, essentially, a penalty stroke here.

Finally, the seventh hole is both reachable and accessible. The pin is just four paces on and three feet off the right edge. Where players were bombing tee shots to get up onto the third tier on Saturday, there should be a bit more caution in the third round. Anything long leaves a trick putt that has to navigate multiple tiers and risks running all the way off the front of the green.

The OIympic Club is still going to be difficult on Sunday, especially through the first nine holes. But there are low scores to be had on the back-nine, perhaps setting up for an exciting finish.

All that's left to do is wait to see who emerges from the dust at Olympic later this weekend.

Fans can follow along with the action at The Olympic Club with the 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard from USOpen.com.

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Tiger Woods Isn't Done At The U.S. Open

After two days of superb play, Tiger Woods fell back to earth on Saturday. He's not out of the running yet, and was only a tad bit off during the third round.

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Ace In The Hole: John Peterson's Shot To Remember

John Peterson holed his tee shot on the par-3 13th on Saturday, and it was an incredible thing to watch.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf: TV Schedule, Live Updates, Stream Online And More

Final round television coverage of the U.S. Open begins at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday: Final Round Begins at 12:20 P.M. ET

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell will play in the last group during the final round of the U.S. Open.

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