LUKE DONALD 64 (-7)
MATTEO MANASSERO 66 (-5)
*His first career round in the 60s in the championship.
*His 66 equals his lowest first round of the 2011 season. The other occasion he shot 66 this season in round one was in the Maybank Malaysian Open, where he won.
DARREN CLARKE 69 (-2)
*Playing in his 20th BMW PGA Championship.
* His first round of 69 is the first time he has shot a round in the 60s in the championship since he compiled a score of 69 in round two in 2005.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE 69 (-2)
*His opening round of 69 matches his lowest of the season.
It is the fifth time he has shot this score in 2011. The previous four were at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Volvo Golf Champions and twice at the Sicilian Open.
*His score of 69 was his 57th career sub-par round in the championship.
*His 69 was his 40th career score in the 60s in the championship and equals the record of Sir Nick Faldo for the most scores in the 60’s in the history of the championship.