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1963 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1963 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

The 1974 U.S. Open is known as "The Massacre at Winged Foot" for the tough playing conditions and high scores. The winner that year was Hale Irwin at 287.

But that's not the U.S. Open record for highest winning score in the post-World War II era. The winning score this year, at the 1963 U.S. Open, is.

Julius Boros, Jacky Cupit and Arnold Palmer all tied after 72 holes at 293, and that's the highest winning score in the post-WWII era. Those three players went on to an 18-hole playoff, and Boros claimed the trophy.

Cupit entered the final round as the leader, with Palmer among those one stroke back and Boros three behind.

But Cupit double-bogied the next-to-last hole, then missed a 12-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole that would have won him the tournament. Cupit finished with a 75, while Palmer shot 74 to tie. Boros birdied the 16th and 17th holes in the final round en route to a 72 to make it a 3-way tie.

In the 18-hole playoff, Boros started fast with a front-nine 33 and wasn't challenged by either Cupit or Palmer on the back nine, shooting 70 to Cupit's 73 and Palmer's 76.

It was the second-straight year in which Palmer lost the U.S. Open in playoff. (The man who beat him in 1962, Jack Nicklaus, missed the cut here.)

For Boros, it was his second U.S. Open victory. At age 43 and 3 months, Boros was, at that time, the second-oldest winner in tournament history.

The 1963 U.S. Open is also notable as the first tournament in the championship's history in which no amateur made the cut.

1963 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1963 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-71 Composite Course at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts (x-won playoff):

x-Julius Boros 71-74-76-72--293 $17,500
Jacky Cupit 70-72-76-75--293 $8,500
Arnold Palmer 73-69-77-74--293 $8,500
Paul Harney 78-70-73-73--294 $5,000
Bruce Crampton T- 74-72-75-74--295 $3,166
Tony Lema 71-74-74-76--295 $3,166
Billy Maxwell 73-73-75-74--295 $3,166
Walter Burkemo 72-71-76-77--296 $1,875
Gary Player 74-75-75-72--296 $1,875
Dan Sikes 77-73-73-74--297 $1,550
Don January 72-74-78-75--299 $1,400
Dow Finsterwald 73-69-79-79--300 $1,175
David Ragan 78-74-74-74--300 $1,175
Mike Fetchick 74-76-77-75--302 $900
Lionel Hebert 71-79-76-76--302 $900
Davis Love Jr. 71-74-78-79--302 $900
Bobby Nichols 74-75-75-78--302 $900
Dean Refram 72-71-80-79--302 $900
Bob Charles 74-76-76-77--303 $725
Ken Still 76-75-78-74--303 $725
Jack Burke Sr. 75-76-78-75--304 $525
Gardner Dickinson 76-71-78-79--304 $525
Gene Littler 75-77-80-72--304 $525
Dave Marr 75-74-77-78--304 $525
Bob McCallister 75-77-76-76--304 $525
Doug Sanders 77-74-75-78--304 $525
Otto Greiner 74-75-76-80--305 $400
Ted Makalena 75-77-76-77--305 $400
Mason Rudolph 76-75-78-76--305 $400
Bob Goetz 79-72-80-75--306 $387
Bill Ogden 73-76-78-79--306 $387
Al Balding 73-78-77-79--307 $366
Tommy Jacobs 73-78-81-75--307 $366
Bill Johnston 77-75-76-79--307 $366
Sam Reynolds 79-72-79-77--307 $366
Phil Rodgers 77-74-77-79--307 $366
Mike Souchak 77-75-82-73--307 $366
Ed Furgol 74-78-79-78--309 $350
Jay Hebert 73-76-83-77--309 $350
Frank Boynton 74-78-77-81--310 $337
Art Wall 73-77-76-84--310 $337
George Bayer 76-74-81-80--311 $325
Sam Snead 74-75-79-83--311 $325
Jimmy Clark 74-74-84-80--312 $325
Stan Thirsk 73-77-79-83--312 $325
Bob Gadja 69-80-84-80--313 $300
Ross Coon 78-71-85-80--314 $300
William Gabal 76-76-81-81--314 $300
Paul Kelly 72-79-80-85--316 $300
R.E. Barnes 77-74-91-78--320 $300
Bob Harris 73-79-86-82--320 $300

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