|Dates||April 25–29, 1963|
|Course(s)||Augusta Country Club|
|Format||Stroke play – 72 holes|
|Length||6,300 yards (5,760 m)|
|292 (+4), playoff|
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Tied after nine holes in the 18-hole playoff on Monday, Smith fell three strokes behind, then Wright double-bogeyed the par-3 14th and Smith birdied the 16th to tie. All even on the 18th green, Wright missed a 12-foot (3.7 m) par putt while Smith sank hers from 8 feet (2.4 m) to take her first major title. It was the first of two consecutive wins in the championship for Smith, age 34, which were her only two major titles.
Wright was the 36-hole leader at 146 (+2), a stroke ahead of Smith.
Sunday, April 28, 1963
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|4||Jo Ann Prentice||71-77-75-79=302||+14||675|
|T6||Clifford Ann Creed||75-73-78-78=304||+16||456|
Monday, April 29, 1963
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
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