20 - starts on the The European Tour for Holman, who already has one victory (Australian PGA Championship in December) and a Golfer of the Month award.
16 - greens in regulation found for Danny Willett in his six under 65. No one hit more greens on the opening day.
6 - under par through seven holes, Peter Uihlein got his first round off to a flying start, before eventually also carding a 65.
12 - months. It was Uihlein’s lowest round since this time last year at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
100 - per cent sand saves for Maximilian Kieffer from bunkers this season - the German is 12 from 12 for sand escapes.
15 - of Rafa Cabrera-Bello's last 16 rounds on The European Tour have been under par.
65 - Alex Levy is also in that six-man group in tied second – the Frenchman’s effort was his lowest round in his last 16 attempts on The European Tour.
2 - Thongchai Jaidee is just two shots back – the Thai won his first two European Tour events in Malaysia (at the 2004 and 2005 Carlsberg Malaysian Open).
67 - Shaaban Hussin is the highest placed Malaysian following his first round score of four under. It is also his lowest score in a European Tour event.