U.S. Open 2012: Webb Simpson Wins At Olympic Club

Nine Kansas City-area golfers are participating in the 2012 U.S. Open.

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VIDEO: Webb Simpson's U.S. Open Trophy Presentation Interrupted By Bird Caller

"Enjoy the jail cell, pal." Those are the words Webb Simpson had for the crazy guy who interrupted Simpson's trophy presentation for the 2012 U.S. Open title he'd earned shortly before. If you haven't heard about the insane bird caller, then check out the video below.

Bob Costas and Simpson aren't the only ones confused. Apparently security guards everywhere didn't know what to do either since it was the executive director of the USGA Mike Davis who pulls him off camera. This is perhaps one of the greatest oddities in major sports history. If you don't play this video 10 consecutive times, something is wrong.


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2012 U.S. Open: 17-Year-Old Beau Hossler Ties Tiger Woods In 2nd Place

Tiger Woods is going to earn the lion's share of attention, but a young phenom is also turning heads with match play equal to the iconic great so far in round two of the 2012 U.S. Open. Seventeen-year-old Beau Hossler is the unexpected underdog looking to make waves on the biggest stage possible. For now, he's just trying to enjoy the moment.

Hossler was already in the top 10 heading into today's second round action with an even par 70. Some great golfers like Rory McIlroy are in danger of not even making the cut, but Hossler is making another strong round today by sitting at one-under at this point.

"I've been playing really well lately," Hossler said after round one. "I expected myself to go out there and get a lot out of my round. I still left a few out there, but you have to accept that, it's the U.S. Open. It's going to happen."

Consider that two names to watch through the weekend for the casual fan.

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U.S. Open 2012 Odds: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Favorites To Win

The final odds are out for the 2012 U.S. Open and it's been made official: Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win another major -- his fourth U.S. Open title if he can pull it off over these next four days. Rory McIlroy is next in line and Lee Westwood and Luke Donald are tied for fourth.

You can check out the complete list of favorites below from Bovada as of Thursday morning.

U.S. Open Final Odds:

Tiger Woods - 6/1
Rory McIlroy - 8/1
Lee Westwood - 14/1
Luke Donald - 14/1
Phil Mickelson - 18/1
Martin Kaymer - 22/1
Sergio Garcia - 25/1
Adam Scott - 33/1
Bubba Watson - 33/1
Charl Schwartzel - 33/1
Dustin Johnson - 33/1
Graeme McDowell - 33/1
Hunter Mahan - 33/1
Justin Rose - 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen - 33/1
Matt Kuchar - 33/1
Padraig Harrington - 33/1
Rickie Fowler - 33/1

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2012 U.S. Open Tee Times And Groupings For Thursday: Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland Head Out In Primetime

The 2012 U.S. Open begins Thursday morning at The Olympic Club with a complete field staring down the toughest week of their season. The Lake Course setup by the USGA rivals Oakmont for the most difficult track in the Open rota. Mike Davis and the USGA have created another monster this year, where driving accuracy and par-saving putts within 10-feet will likely be the difference. Davis has also implemented the graduated rough system since taking over the USGA setup for the national championship, which aids the bomb-and-gougers on Tour.

Gary Woodland, the standout Jayhawk, heads out in the afternoon at 4:18 p.m. ET. Woodland, considered the most powerful American on Tour, is paired with perhaps the longest driver in the world, Spain's Alvaro Quiros. These two will benefit from the graduated rough and try to hammer it down Olympic's severe doglegged fairways.

Two of the best American golfers hail from the powerhouse program at Oklahoma State. Both Hunter Mahan and Rickie Fowler are consistently cited at the top of the list for the best young stars in the game. Mahan will go out with two other superstars in Martin Kaymer and Justin Rose at 4:25 p.m. ET. Fowler will play three groups later at 4:58 p.m. ET alongside more young world class talent, Dustin Johnson and Ryo Ishikawa.

The complete list of tee times and pairings for Thursday's first round is below. All times are Eastern.

Morning wave off No. 1 tee:

10:15 a.m.: Scott Langley, Steve Lebrun, Beau Hossler (a)
10:26 a.m.: Jason Bohn, Raphael Jacquelin, J. B. Park
10:37 a.m.: Michael Thompson, Colt Knost, Steve Marino
10:48 a.m.: Brendan Jones, George Coetzee, Gregory Bourdy
10:59 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay (a), Jonathan Byrd, Kyle Stanley
11:10 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson
11:21 a.m.: Paul Casey, Hiroyuki Fujita, Mark Wilson
11:32 a.m.: Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson
11:43 a.m.: Tim Clark Toru Taniguchi, Rod Pampling
11:54 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Bo Van Pelt, Peter Hanson
12:05 p.m.: D. A. Points, Dong-Hwan Lee, Kevin Streelman
12:16 p.m.: Edward Loar, Paul Claxton, Alistair Presnell
12:27 p.m.: Mark McCormick, Nick Sherwood (a), Cole Howard

Morning wave off No. 9 tee:

10 a.m.: Shane Bertsch, Martin Flores, Tommy Biershenk
10:11 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Matthew Baldwin, Matt Bettencourt
10:22 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Kevin Na, Branden Grace
10:33 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson
10:44 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Stephen Ames, Tim Herron
10:55 a.m.: Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, David Toms
11:06 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III
11:17 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Bob Estes, Robert Rock
11:28 a.m.: K. J. Choi, Y. E. Yang, K. T. Kim
11:39 a.m.: Fredrik Jacobson, Robert Garrigus, Alexander Noren
11:50 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Sang-Moon Bae, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:01 p.m.: Marc Warren, Anthony Summers, Michael Allen
12:12 p.m.: Hunter Hamrick, Tim Weinhart, Scott Smith

Afternoon wave off No. 1 tee:

3:45 p.m.: Casey Martin, Cameron Wilson (a), Dennis Miller
3:56 p.m.: Jim Herman, William Lunde, David Mathis
4:07 p.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Charlie Wi, Simon Dyson
4:18 p.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Gary Woodland, John Senden
4:29 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood
4:40 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell
4:51 p.m.: Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover
5:02 p.m.: Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera
5:13 p.m.: Martin Laird, Ben Crane, Anders Hansen
5:24 p.m.: Matteo Manassero, Aaron Baddeley, Miguel Angel Jimenez
5:35 p.m.: Brian Harman, Spencer Levin, Mikko Ilonen
5:46 p.m.: Brice Garnett, Justin Hicks, Jesse Mueller
5:57 p.m.: Brian Rowell, Alberto Sanchez (a), Brian Gaffney

Afternoon wave off No. 9 tee:

3:30 p.m.: John Peterson, Morgan Hoffmann, Aaron Watkins
3:41 p.m.: Jeff Curl, Nicholas Thompson, Casey Wittenberg
3:52 p.m.: Soren Kjeldsen, Chez Reavie, Peter Lawrie
4:03 p.m.: Michael Campbell, Olin Browne, Joe Durant
4:14 p.m.: Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Brandt Snedeker
4:25 p.m.: Martin Kaymer, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose
4:36 p.m.: Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar
4:47 p.m.: Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner
4:58 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa, Dustin Johnson
5:09 p.m.: Hunter Haas, Tadahiro Takayama, Lee Slattery
5:20 p.m.: Alex Cejka, Kevin Chappell, Blake Adams
5:31 p.m.: James Hahn, Darron Stiles, Roberto Castro
5:42 p.m.: Brooks Koepka (a), Kyle Thompson, Samuel Osborne

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