1963 LPGA Tour

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The 1963 LPGA Tour was the 14th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 1 to November 17. The season consisted of 32 official money events. Mickey Wright won the most tournaments, 13. She also led the money list with earnings of $31,269.

There were two first-time winners in 1963: Mary Mills and Barbara Romack.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1963 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Feb 3 Sea Island Women's Invitational Georgia United States Mickey Wright (40) 212 6,000 1,000
Feb 10 St. Petersburg Women's Open Florida United States Mickey Wright (41) 288 15,500 2,325
Apr 21 Sunshine Women's Open Florida United States Betsy Rawls (46) 220 7,500 1,200
Apr 28 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Marilynn Smith (8) 292 7,500 1,235
May 5 Peach Blossom Open South Carolina United States Marilynn Smith (9) 216 7,500 1,200
May 12 Alpine Civitan Open Louisiana United States Mickey Wright (42) 219 7,500 1,200
May 19 Muskogee Civitan Open Oklahoma United States Mickey Wright (43) 285 8,000 1,250
May 26 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Mickey Wright (44) 283 13,000 2,000
Jun 2 Babe Zaharias Open Texas United States Mickey Wright (45) 209 8,000 1,250
Jun 9 Rock City Ladies Open Tennessee United States Barbara Romack (1) 212 10,000 1,500
Jun 16 Cosmopolitan Women's Open Illinois United States Ruth Jessen (5) 213 7,500 1,200
Jun 23 Women's Western Open Wisconsin United States Mickey Wright (46) 292 7,500 1,200
Jun 30 Carvel Ladies Open New York United States Kathy Whitworth (3) 217 9,000 1,350
Jul 7 Lady Carling Eastern Open Massachusetts United States Shirley Englehorn (3) 221 10,000 1,500
Jul 14 Sight Open Maryland United States Marlene Hagge (18) 208 10,000 1,500
Jul 20 U.S. Women's Open Ohio United States Mary Mills (1) 289 9,000 2,000
Jul 28 Wolverine Open Michigan United States Kathy Whitworth (4) 198 8,000 1,250
Aug 4 Milwaukee Jaycee Open Wisconsin United States Kathy Whitworth (5) 286 12,000 2,000
Aug 11 Waterloo Women's Open Invitational Iowa United States Mickey Wright (47) 208 7,500 1,200
Aug 18 Albuquerque Swing Parade New Mexico United States Mickey Wright (48) 211 10,000 1,350
Aug 25 Ogden Ladies' Open Utah United States Kathy Whitworth (6) 214 8,500 1,300
Sep 2 Idaho Centennial Ladies' Open Idaho United States Mickey Wright (49) 210 7,500 1,200
Sep 8 Spokane Women's Open Washington United States Kathy Whitworth (7) 210 9,000 1,250
Sep 15 Eugene Ladies' Open Oregon United States Marilynn Smith (10) 295 10,000 1,350
Sep 22 Visalia Ladies' Open California United States Mickey Wright (50) 285 10,000 1,350
Sep 29 Mickey Wright Invitational California United States Mickey Wright (51) 222 9,000 1,300
Oct 13 LPGA Championship Nevada United States Mickey Wright (52) 294 16,500 2,450
Oct 20 Hillside Open California United States Kathy Whitworth (8) 219 7,500 1,200
Oct 27 Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies Open Arizona United States Sandra Haynie (3) 286 10,000 1,350
Nov 3 Cavern City Open New Mexico United States Marilynn Smith (11) 212 7,500 1,200
Nov 10 San Antonio Civitan Open Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (9) 299 8,500 1,300
Nov 17 Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational Mississippi United States Kathy Whitworth (10) 219 15,600 2,325

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Mickey Wright (3)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Mickey Wright (4)  United States
Rookie of the Year Clifford Ann Creed  United States

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