Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation
Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland 05 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
Thursday, 05 July 2018
Day one in numbers: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open  (Getty Images)
Day one in numbers: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (Getty Images)

After an entertaining Thursday at Ballyliffin Golf Club, takes a statistical look back at the best of the numbers from round one at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

10 - Number of Irishmen in the field this week with the best round of the day coming from Major Winner Pádraig Harrington.
67 - Ryan Fox's first round score gives the New Zealander a one-shot lead after Day One in Ireland.

0 - 18-hole leads before on the European Tour for the New Zealander. He has had five worldwide on other Tours, going on to win once at Le Vaudreuil on the Challenge Tour in 2015.

9 - Only Alex Levy, Paul Dunne, and Andy Sullivan (10 for 11) have made more Rolex Series cuts than Ryan Fox (9 for 11). Avoiding a reversal of fortunes on Friday would give him 10 for 12.

5 - Fox's all round game was on point on Thursday, ranking third in Strokes Gained Driving (+2.3 SG), fourth in Stroke Gained Around the Green (+1.9 SG), fifth in driving distance (322 yards) and third in scrambling (5/6). His success also came despite hitting only five of 15 fairways (tied 44th)...

46 - Total field percentage of fairways hit in round one - the worst for any event so far in the 2018 season. Shinnecock was the previous worst with 48 per cent.

+7.5 RoryMcIlroy's Stroke's Gained tee to green on round one was the fifth best of the season.
- Conversely, just two players made less strokes gained putting than McIlroy - Fitzpatrick and Oriol.

0 - Only two players had bogey-free rounds, Ashley Chesters and Lee Westwood.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KNOX, RussellSCO18-14
2FOX, RyanNZL18-14
3CAMPILLO, JorgeESP18-13
T4RAHM, JonESP18-12
T6OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-9

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