Sweden's Norlander wins Tour Finals opener

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Sweden's Henrik Norlander won the Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

Norlander shot a course-record 10-under 62 at Sycamore Hills to beat Michael Thompson and third-round leader D.H. Lee by three strokes. The 28-year-old former Augusta State player finished at 19-under 269 and earned $180,000 after finishing 47th on the Tour's regular-season money list.

Thompson closed with a 65, and Lee had a 71.

The four-event series features the top 75 players from the Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.

The top 25 players on regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals and the final leader getting a spot in The Players Championship. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series.

Thompson, the winner of the PGA Tour's 2013 Honda Classic, was 146th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Lee, from South Korea, was 15th on the Tour regular-season money list to earn a PGA Tour card.

Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, tied for fourth with Hiroshi Iwata at 14 under. Saunders closed with a 69, and Iwata shot 66.

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