Played January 30 - February 2, 1947 at El Rio Golf and Country Club
First round leader: Jimmy Clark with a 63.
Second round leader: Herman Keiser at 129 after a second round 62.
54-hole leader: Jimmy Demaret at 199.
With 162 entrants, a Tuesday qualifying round was played at Randolph Municipal golf course. This cut the field to 150 players, professionals and amateurs. The field was cut to 120 after round one and to 60 after round two.
Over 200 participated in the Thursday pro-am which was won by Harold "Jug" McSpadden and Frank Stranahan. Their best-ball score was a record 59.
Jimmy Demaret's winning total of 16-under-par 264 set a 72-hole course record, but it would only last until 1949
The first hole-in-one in tournament history was scored by Ken Tucker of Everett, Washington on the 15th hole in the opening round. He hit a 3/4 6-iron.
During the second round on Friday, Jimmy Thomson, known as "the longest driver in the world", nearly scored a hole-in-one on the par-4 5th hole. His tee shot ended up just 10 inches short of the cup. He also drove within 5 yards of the green on the 373-yard 6th hole.
Also on Friday, Herman Keiser set a new course record by shooting a 62. The 36-hole cut line was 2-over-par 142.
Film star Robert Montgomery attended as a spectator.
Although it took place on A Mountain and not at El Rio, the long-drive contest had an interesting participant. Baseball legend Rogers Hornsby took part by hitting golf balls with a baseball bat.