Miguel Angel Jimenez made history by surpassing Sam Torrance’s record for most European Tour appearances as the Spaniard brought his tally to 707 in Thursday’s Hero Open first round.
The 56-year-old, who made his Tour debut in 1983, marked the milestone with an impressive eight under 64 at the Forest of Arden.
Jimenez is in a share of second alongside his compatriot Pablo Larrazabal.
The pair are two headshots away from detainee Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Jimenez, who became the oldest winner in European Tour history in 2014 at the Spanish Open, was applauded on the 18th green by several of his fellow players.
Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and world number one Jon Rahm were among those who paid tribute during the tournament’s television coverage.
“It was a wonderful day,” Jimenez said.
“Eight below average with a beautiful summer day and especially the 18th with all my colleagues applauding for me, it’s moving.”