ORLANDO, Fla. -- Now, for very bloody post-mortem.
* The first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational was one of the most difficult on record, with a staggering 13 players failing to break 80, the most since the second round of the 1983 event, when 24 failed to crack the fateful number.
* The field scoring average of 74.7 strokes, or 2.73 shots over par, represented the second-toughest scoring day of the year. The first round of the Honda Classic played to a scoring average of 3.85 over. The first-round leader in both instances? Spencer Levin.
* Among those collected in the crash were world No. 4 Graeme McDowell and No. 48 Yuta Ikeda, who shot 80 and 85, respectively. Ikeda took an 11, with three water balls, on the the sixth hole. It was McDowell's highest score on the PGA Tour in a non-major. Others failing to break 80 included former Ryder Cuppers Jeff Overton and Bo Weekley, and Bob Hope winner Jhonny Vegas.
* The afternoon was particularly brutal in the blustering winds. Only 21 players broke par for the day, six in the afternoon wave. One of those was the stellar 66 posted by Levin, which included zero bogeys.
* Fifteen of 18 holes played to a scoring average above posted par on Thursday.
* The scoring average was the highest for any round at Bay Hill since the third round of 1983 (74.83). Imagine if they hadn;t watered the greens this week.