Also known as the Victory Bond Tucson Open
Played January 31 - February 3, 1946 at El Rio Golf and Country Club
The best-ball pro-am event on Thursday resulted in a 5-way tie at 62. Sharing the honors were Frank Stranahan* and Harold "Jug" McSpadden, Ben Hogan and Leon Levy*, Willie Goggin and Mario Gonzales* of Brazil, Sam Byrd and Karl Bock*, and Jimmy Demaret and Hi Corbett* (the president of El Rio Golf and Country Club).
First round leader: Dick Metz with 66.
Second round leader: Jimmy Demaret at 131 after a second round 63.
54-hole leader: Jimmy Demaret with 199.
El Rio played 6,402 yards for the event (6,316 from the long tees today). The longest hole was number 9 at 553 yards (528 from the blue tees today) and the shortest was number 13 at 128 yards (124 from the blues today).