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The 1963 PGA Tour season was played from January 4 to November 24. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Arnold Palmer won the most tournaments, seven, and there were seven first-time winners. Palmer was the leading money winner with earnings of $128,230. Julius Boros was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and Billy Casper won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1963 season. "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 1st prize ($)
Jan 7 Los Angeles Open California   Arnold Palmer (36) 274 (−10) 9,000
Jan 13 San Diego Open Invitational California   Gary Player (7) 270 (−14) 3,500
Jan 20 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Billy Casper (19) 285 (−3) 5,300
Jan 27 Lucky International Open California   Jack Burke, Jr. (16) 276 (−8) 9,000
Feb 4 Palm Springs Golf Classic[2] California   Jack Nicklaus (4) 345 (−13) 9,000
Feb 12 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   Arnold Palmer (37) 273 (−15) 5,300
Feb 17 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   Don January (4) 266 (−22) 3,500
Mar 4 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Bo Wininger (6) 279 (−9) 6,400
Mar 10 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida   Arnold Palmer (38) 273 (−15) 3,500
Mar 17 St. Petersburg Open Invitational Florida   Raymond Floyd (1) 274 (−14) 3,500
Mar 24 Doral C.C. Open Invitational Florida   Dan Sikes (1) 283 (−5) 9,000
Mar 31 Azalea Open North Carolina   Jerry Barber (7) 274 (−14) 2,800
Apr 7 Masters Tournament Georgia   Jack Nicklaus (5) 286 (−2) 20,000
Apr 14 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Doug Sanders (12) 270 (−14) 5,500
Apr 21 Houston Classic Texas   Bob Charles (1) 268 (−12) 10,000
Apr 28 Texas Open Invitational Texas   Phil Rodgers (3) 268 (−16) 4,300
May 5 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Jack Nicklaus (6) 273 (−15) 13,000
May 5 Waco Turner Open Oklahoma   Gay Brewer (4) 280 (−12) 2,800
May 12 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Julius Boros (10) 279 (−1) 12,000
May 19 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma   Don Fairfield (3) 280 (−8) 5,300
May 27 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee   Tony Lema (4) 270 (−10) 9,000
Jun 3 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Dow Finsterwald (11) 268 (−16) 10,000
Jun 9 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Julius Boros (11) 274 (−14) 9,000
Jun 16 Thunderbird Classic Invitational New York   Arnold Palmer (39) 277 (−11) 25,000
Jun 23 U.S. Open Massachusetts   Julius Boros (12) 293 (+9) 17,500
Jul 1 Cleveland Open Invitational Ohio   Arnold Palmer (40) 273 (−11) 22,000
Jul 6 Canadian Open Canada   Doug Ford (19) 280 (−4) 9,000
Jul 13 British Open England   Bob Charles (2) 277 (−3) 4,200
Jul 14 Hot Springs Open Invitational Arkansas   Dave Hill (3) 277 (−11) 3,500
Jul 21 PGA Championship Texas   Jack Nicklaus (7) 279 (−5) 13,000
Jul 29 Western Open Illinois   Arnold Palmer (41) 280 (−4) 11,000
Aug 4 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota   Jack Rule, Jr. (1) 266 (−22) 5,300
Aug 18 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut   Billy Casper (20) 271 (−13) 6,400
Aug 25 American Golf Classic Ohio   Johnny Pott (4) 276 (−4) 9,000
Sep 1 Denver Open Invitational Colorado   Chi-Chi Rodríguez (1) 276 (−4) 5,300
Sep 8 Utah Open[3] Utah   Tommy Jacobs (3) 272 (−8) 6,400
Sep 15 Seattle Open Invitational Washington   Bobby Nichols (3) 272 (−16) 5,300
Sep 22 Portland Open Invitational Oregon   George Knudson (2) 271 (−17) 4,300
Oct 6 Whitemarsh Open Invitational Pennsylvania   Arnold Palmer (42) 281 (−7) 26,000
Oct 20 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Jack Nicklaus (8) 276 (−8) 13,000
Oct 27 Fig Garden Village Open Invitational California   Mason Rudolph (2) 275 (−13) 3,500
Nov 3 Almaden Open Invitational California   Al Geiberger (2) 277 (−11) 3,500
Nov 10 Frank Sinatra Open Invitational California   Frank Beard (1) 278 (−6) 9,000
Nov 24 Cajun Classic Open Invitational Louisiana   Rex Baxter (1) 275 (−13) 2,800

Source:[4][5]

Money leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 128,230
2 Jack Nicklaus   United States 100,050
3 Julius Boros   United States 77,357
4 Tony Lema   United States 67,113
5 Gary Player   South Africa 55,455
6 Dow Finsterwald   United States 49,683
7 Mason Rudolph   United States 39,120
8 Al Geiberger   United States 34,126
9 Don January   United States 33,755
10 Bobby Nichols   United States 33,605

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boros Is Golf Player Of Year". The Modesto Bee. Modesto, California. AP. November 29, 1963. p. B-8. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nicklaus Routs Player; Wins Palm Springs Open". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. AP. February 5, 1963. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Jacobs Wins Utah Open". Lodi News-Sentinel. California. UPI. September 9, 1963. p. 8.
  4. ^ "1963 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 637–43. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  6. ^ "Bill Casper Wins Award". Youngstown Vindicator. Youngstown, Ohio. AP. December 8, 1963. p. D3. Retrieved March 19, 2013.

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