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Thursday, 31 July 2014
Sergio Garcia plays into the 16th at Firestone Country Club  (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia plays into the 16th at Firestone Country Club (Getty Images)

Catch up on an interesting opening day at Firestone Country Club as europeantour.com gives you the numbers that mattered most at the end of 18 holes in Akron…

5 – Strokes under par for Justin Rose after an opening 65, which has him one off the lead

64 – The best score of the day, shot by Australia’s Marc Leishman who is six under par after day one

1 – Ranking in the World available to Rory McIlroy (69) if he wins and Adam Scott (69) finishes outside the top five, and if Henrik Stenson (71) is victorious and the Australian fails to break into the best 40 players in the field

8 – The number of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational titles won by the defending Champion Tiger Woods, who shot a 68 on Thursday

5 – European Tour stars inside the top ten

27 – Players under par after the opening round

15 – Strokes between the first and last player

3 – Birdies in a row to start Alexander Levy’s first ever World Golf Championship round, en route to a two over par round of 72

48 – Number of appearances Lee Westwood (72) has made in World Golf Championships (including this week), which is the most starts by any player since the events started in 1999

9 – Strokes for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at the par four fourth hole on Thursday

3 – The number of balls the Spaniard hit in the water on that hole

677 – The length in yards of the par five 16th hole, which was once described by Arnold Palmer as a “Monster”

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
-BOWDITCH, StevenAUS -
-BRADLEY, KeeganUSA -
-CLARK, TimRSA -
-CRANE, BenUSA -
-DAY, JasonAUS -
-DELAET, GrahamCAN -

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