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1964 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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Dates  July 9–12, 1964
Organized by  USGA
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
Course(s)  San Diego Country Club
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
1964 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Location  Chula Vista, California

The 1964 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 19th U.S. Women's Open, held July 9–12 at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, California.

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Hometown favorite Mickey Wright won her fourth and final U.S. Women's Open in an 18-hole playoff, two strokes ahead of runner-up Ruth Jessen, 70 to 72. At the 72nd hole on Saturday afternoon, Jessen birdied while Wright scrambled for par from a greenside bunker to force the Sunday playoff. Both players had San Diego ties, as Wright was born and raised in the area and Jessen was a resident of Bonsall.

Jessen, originally of Seattle, was also a runner-up two years earlier in 1962. Wright, a Dallas resident, led (or co-led) after each of the five rounds to win the twelfth of her thirteen major titles. Defending champion Mary Mills finished in eleventh place.

The championship was held the same week as the Open Championship in Scotland, which concluded on Friday.

This was the last U.S. Women's Open to schedule the final two rounds for Saturday, the format since the USGA took over in 1953. In 1965, the final round was moved to Sunday, as it was from 1947 through 1952.

Past champions in the field

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Final leaderboard

Saturday, July 11, 1964

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Playoff

Sunday, July 12, 1964

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    References

    1964 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship Wikipedia


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