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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1963 PGA Championship
Date: July 18 - 21, 1963
Site: Dallas Athletic Club
Champion: Jack Nicklaus
Purse: $80,900.00
Field: 165
Cut at: 70
Par: 36 - 35 - 71 (7,046 yards)
Players Advanced: 151

In 100-degree heat, Jack Nicklaus won the 45 th PGA Championship. At 23 years of age, Nicklaus joined Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen as the only men in golfing history to win the PGA, the U.S. Open, and the Masters. To win the PGA Championship, Nicklaus overcame Bruce Crampton, who had a three-stroke lead going into the final round. However, Crampton faded in the last few holes as Nicklaus posted a 68 for a 279 total to win his first of five PGA Championships.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderJack Nicklaus
Round 1: 76.21 12 7 145 66 Dick Hart 66 Dick Hart 69
Round 2: 75.66 10 10 141 69 Doug Sanders 138 Dick Hart 142
Round 3: 73.27 17 8 57 65 Bruce Crampton 208 Bruce Crampton 211
Round 4: 73.48 17 7 57 66 Gardner Dickinson 279 Jack Nicklaus 279
Totals: 75.08 56 32 400