He's five shots off the lead, however.
Offaly's Shane Lowry is best of the Irish at the BMW PGA Championship.
He's on three-under par heading into day two at Wentworth.
Denmark's Marcus Helligkilde is the leader, on eight-under par.
He's two shots clear and doesn't tee off until ten-past-two this afternoon.
Rory McIlroy is on level par, Tom McKibbin is out on course from two-over shortly before 8am, while Padraig Harrington is back on six-over-par.