Demaret won by posting sub-par scores in all four rounds, and he was the first golfer to do that in The Masters. He finished at 7-under 281, two strokes better than runners-up Nelson and Frank Stranahan.
Stranahan was an amateur. No amateur has ever won The Masters, but three times an amateur has finished second. Stranahan's second-place showing in 1947 was the first of those three occurrences. Stranahan went on to win the 1948 and 1950 British Amateur Championships.