Played January 19-21 at El Rio Golf and Country Club
Final round was 36 holes. Final round attendance: 3,500
First round leader: Joe Zarhardt with 65.
Second round leader: Harold "Jug" McSpaden at 134.
Third round leader: Byron Nelson with 202.
Practice Round Highlights:
Monday - Sam Snead shot a 66, including a 31 on the back nine. El Rio Head Pro Leo Diegel shot a 67.
Tuesday - Ray Mangrum, the eventual winner, shot a 66. Byron Nelson and Jug McSpadden each shot 70, while Sam Snead carded a 2-over-par 72.
Wednesday - Babe Didrikson Zaharias shot a 73 (women's par was 74). Her husband George shot a 77. Sam Snead and Toney Penna each shot 65.
In the pro-am on Thursday, the luck of the draw paired Babe Zaharias with Sam Snead. Johnny Revolta and amateur Lester Coleman of Detroit won the best-ball event with a 61. Snead and Zaharias came in with a 64.
The Queen of the tournament was Marian Gault, a University of Arizona co-ed from Kansas City. She hit the ceremonial first drive.
A season ticket, good for the entire event, cost $4.80.