Simpson surprises for U.S. Open win

Updated: June 18, 2012, 2:53 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- When you add up the numbers and they are lower than everyone else after four grueling days at the U.S. Open, kudos are well deserved and Webb Simpson should soak in the accolades like he breathed in the cool, misty air this week in the Bay Area.

Simpson accepted the trophy and the Nicklaus medal that goes to the national champion early Sunday evening, and he will rightly be hailed as one of America's great young players.

But perhaps as impressive as his final-round ...

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