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Simpson survives Open attrition

Updated: June 18, 2012, 2:54 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Olympic Club has so many teeth that it needs to borrow Beau Hossler's braces. It bit into the U.S. Open and its jittery players as if they were corn on the cob.

Webb Simpson won his first major championship Sunday -- if you can call sitting in NBC's Costas Tower watching Jim Furyk crawl in, "winning." Simpson didn't win the U.S. Open as much as he survived it. It might be the only tournament in the world in which you think twice about making the cut.

Furyk, or even ...

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