Played February 2-5, 1950 at El Rio Golf and Country Club
Lloyd Mangrum, the defending champion, was injured in an automobile accident in November, 1949. He did not play in the 1950 Tucson Open, but was there and was honored. In fact, the event started being called the Lloyd Mangrum Open. The Phoenix Open was being called the Ben Hogan Open. Both men were recuperating from injuries received in auto mishaps. After the conclusion of the 1950 Tucson "Lloyd Mangrum" Open, Mangrum remained in Tucson to practice in order to get back in shape to return to competition.
75 pros and 75 amateurs took part in the pro-am event on Wednesday. It resulted in a 3-way tie at 60: Otto Grefner and amateur Art Green, Jimmy Demaret and Knox Corbett, and Emery Zimmerman and Ben Wilson. All three amateurs were from Tucson.
This was Chandler Harper's first tournament win.
First round leaders: Manuel de la Torre and Wally Urich with scores of 64. 51 pros were under par for round one. Knox Corbett, Tucson amateur, used a putter from a sand trap on the 18th hole and sunk the 50-foot shot for eagle.
Second round leader: Manuel de la Torre and Cary Middlecoff at 131. Glenn Teal set a new 9-hole record of 29 on the front nine in round two.
Third round leader: Manuel de la Torre with a record score of 197.
Sunday attendance was 8,125.