PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. —
Karlsson is only slightly better off. He was at No. 72 on the special money list — about 22 spots away from getting one of the 25 cards on offer — was nearly $13,000 away from at least having a mathematical chance at his card. Karlsson opened with five birdies in seven holes and kept bogeys off his card on a cloudy day at PGA Tour headquarters.
Anderson, who earned his card by finishing No. 8 on the regular-season money list, also opened with a 64.
Shane Bertsch, at No. 97 on the special money list, joined Chesson Hadley at 65. The group at 66 included Henrik Norlander and Billy Hurley III, both of whom need a strong finish to get their cards.