I wasn't going to make a thread for this, but seeing as how baby walrus (kevin stadler) posted an excellent 7 under to put himself on top the leaderboard after the 1st round...why not!?
Euro Ryder Cup potentials Stephen Gallacher (3rd place) and Jamie Donaldson (T4) also had good rounds, but hometown hero Victor Dubuisson had apparently a very rough time dealing with allergies/hay fever. Victor posted a +5 (76)... he could very well miss the cut much like Martin Kaymer did last week in Germany.
Speaking of Kaymer, I'm surprised to see him in the tournament as he's stated a couple times lately how tired he's been. Take a week off guy!
Other notables include: Matthew Fitzpatrick in his 2nd pro tourney (-2), Thongchai Jaidee (-1), G-Mac (-1), Paddy Harrington (+3), Thomas Bjorn (+5),