Congratulations to ITB’s own Webb Simpson, for winning the 2012 U.S. Open! This isn’t just a victory for an incredible person and player, but also a victory for Raleigh and Broughton. Webb’s U.S. Open victory ranks right above the time he shot a 58 at the Club when he was 17 years old, causing the Club to redesign the whole course. I expect Broughton will have a replica of the trophy made so it can be displayed in Holliday Gym.
As always, Webb represented Raleigh well by wearing a Polo cardigan. Hopefully, Ralph Lauren will give him his own clothing line that will be available in every menswear store in Cameron Village and North Hills.
I don’t want to take all the credit for Webb’s victory, but it DID come on the heels of my recent guest appearance on 99.9 The Fan.
On Monday afternoon, I was asked to go back on 99.9 The Fan to comment on this historic victory and the aftermath.
If for some reason you weren’t watching Webb dominate the final round, I’ve pieced together the timeline from Twitter. One of the best moments occurred when a fan yelled “Broughton” after one of Webb’s shots.
Joe Ovies pointed out the obvious, that attending Broughton is more important than being in a fraternity in college.
Jim Furyk was tied with Webb as he was teeing off on the 16th hole. Furyk’s drive was pretty horrible, most likely due to the fact that he’s sponsored by 5 Hour Energy instead of adderall. That still isn’t as bad as Hunter Mahan being sponsored by Monster energy drink and Under Armour. This isn’t the X-Games, Hunter.
There was concern over potential celebratory mansion fires.
Webb finished his round and watched in the clubhouse as the competition failed to force a playoff. He met up with Bob Costas for the trophy presentation, which included a bizarre interruption, followed by the most ITB quote of the century.
I was certain that someone from Leesville was behind this. It turns out it was just some guy trying to save the rainforests.
It was also pointed out that the trophy presentation should have been crashed by Flash. Webb even agreed with this.
Here are some additional ITB reactions to the victory.
Note: If your tweet is on here and you want it removed, let me know and I’ll make it anonymous.
So congratulations to Raleigh’s Webb Simpson on winning the U.S. Open. We couldn’t have done it without you.