Mary Mills, age 23, won her only U.S. Women's Open title, three strokes ahead of runners-up Louise Suggs and Sandra Haynie. It was the first of nine victories on the LPGA Tour for Mills and the first of her three major titles.
Retired tennis pro Althea Gibson, age 35, became the first African American to play in a U.S. Women's Open. She shot 78 and 82 for 160 (+14) and missed the cut by a stroke. Three-time champion Mickey Wright did not play, opting fordental work, which she had originally planned to have done the previous week. Wright returned in 1964 to win her fourth title. Defending champion Murle Lindstrom tied for seventh.
The championship was played the same week as the PGA Championship, which concluded on Sunday.
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Louise Suggs||United States||1949, 1952||72||72||75||73||292||E||T2|
|Kathy Cornelius||United States||1956||76||75||77||75||303||+11||T7|
|Murle Lindstrom||United States||1962||83||75||74||71||303||+11||T7|
|Betty Jameson||United States||1947||75||79||80||75||309||+17||19|
|Patty Berg||United States||1946||77||79||78||81||315||+23||T28|
|Betsy Rawls||United States||1951, 1953,||75||77|
Saturday, July 20, 1963
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Mary Mills||United States||71-70-75-73=289||−3||2,000|
|T2||Louise Suggs||United States||72-72-75-73=292||E||1,000|
|Sandra Haynie||United States||75-72-73-72=292|
|4||Clifford Ann Creed||United States||71-75-78-74=298||+6||650|
|T5||Kathy Whitworth||United States||75-74-80-73=302||+10||450|
|Ruth Jessen||United States||72-78-77-75=302|
|T7||Kathy Cornelius||United States||76-75-77-75=303||+11||313|
|Mary Lena Faulk||United States||75-73-76-79=303|
|Murle Lindstrom||United States||83-75-74-71=303|
|Patsy Hahn||United States||74-73-78-78=303|