The European Tour put its new innovation on show at the Shot Clock Masters. Shot Clock Masters is the first tournament in golf to use a countdown clock on every shot. The first player in each group has just 50 seconds to play any given shot. A one-shot penalty is added if a player takes longer than their allotted time. Not one player in the 120-man field registered a time penalty in first day's play. Oscar Lengden leads by a stroke following a six under par opening round of 66. Peter Hanson, Tapio Pulkkanan, Miguel Angel Jimenez are tied second with a round of 67.