This is Hanson’s second Masters. Last year he missed the cut. His best finish in 18 major championship appearances is a T7 in the 2011 U.S. Open won by Rory McIlroy. The 34-year-old Hanson has four wins on the European Tour and was a member of the 2010 European Ryder Cup team. His best finish on the PGA Tour is a T4 at the recent WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
Hanson admitted that he might not sleep well on the 54-hole lead but looks forward to contending on Sunday for the Green Jacket.