Webb Simpson Wins U.S. Open; “Birdman” Steals Headlines

Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open by finishing the tournament with a +1 (281). This was Simpson’s first victory at a major, and he set the record for having the worst position (29th) after two rounds to comeback and win the U.S. Open.

Webb Simpson taking a shot at US Open

The Olympic Club in San Francisco, nicknamed the “graveyard of champions,” proved to be a tough course to master the entire tournament. Last year’s U.S. Open winner, Rory McIlroy, missed the cut. The 2012 Master’s winner, Bubba Watson, missed the cut. The #1 ranked player in the world, Luke Donald, missed the cut. Tiger Woods, who was the 36-hole leader, was swallowed up over the last two days – finishing tied for 21st with a plus-7-287. The 54-hole leader, Jim Furyk, who led for most of Sunday, finished Sunday with a +4 dropping him to +3 for the tournament and tied for 4th.

Despite all of these major storylines to come from the 2012 U.S. Open, I can almost guarantee that the story everyone will be talking about on Monday morning is the mysterious birdman, who randomly interrupted Bob Costas’ interview with Simpson – in order to, um, make bird noises? Who does this? I have now seen it all, people will do almost anything for 15 seconds of fame and to get on National TV. Here is the video, since you almost have to see it, to believe it actually happened:

Congratulations to Simpson (who is having a tremendous 2012), and to the “birdman,” as Simpson said it best, “enjoy the jail cell, pal.”

(Photo Credit: Kyle Terada, US Presswire via USAToday.com)

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