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Thursday, 31 October 2013
The flags were peppered on a brilliant first day at Sheshan  (Getty Images)
The flags were peppered on a brilliant first day at Sheshan (Getty Images)

After an intriguing first day at Sheshan International, europeantour.com took a statistical – and sometimes sideways – look at the key numbers from day one at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

65 – Rory McIlroy’s majestic first round score

7 – Months since he has shot so low (WGC-Cadillac Championship)

1 – Bogey all day in a round featuring eight brilliant birdies

5 – Where McIlroy would probably move to in The Race to Dubai (from 62nd) were the tournament to finish now

110 – The yardage of Jason Dufner’s second shot into the par four tenth. He drained it with sand wedge

283 – The length in yards the 16th was playing on Thursday when Jamie Donaldson drove the green and made eagle

26 – The places Phil Mickelson dropped in the leaderboard – from second to tied 28th – after finishing quad-bogey

9 – Nationalities in the top ten following the first round

4 – Score over par Kiradech Aphibarnrat was on two holes (fourth and 15th) while still finishing with a 69

38 – Players who broke par in the first round

18 – The amount of shots between first and last place

9 – The hardest hole on the course, ranking at an average of 4.51

2 – The easiest hole on the course, ranking at an average of 4.54

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JOHNSON, DustinUSA18-24
2POULTER, IanENG18-21
3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-20
4GARCIA, SergioESP18-18
5ROSE, JustinENG18-16
T6DELAET, GrahamCAN18-15

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