Harrington trails Dixon by a stroke; Monty shoots 72
Dixon's round on The Belfry's Brabazon Course, site of the Ryder Cup matches in September, included two eagles, four birdies and two bogeys.
Harrington had an eagle, four birdies and a bogey in his opening 67.
Colin Montgomerie, coming off a tie for second place at the Italian Open last week, shot a 72. Sam Torrence struggled to an 82.
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