Hanson is ranked 25th in the world. The 33-year-old, who is now based in Florida, has won four European Tour events. After hearing that Mickelson had finished his round strong on Saturday, Hanson played it cool. "It's going to be tough, but I'm going to try to relax, cook some food with my family and hope to be able to get some sleep," he told Swedish Radio.
No Swedish men's player has ever won a Major Championship. Hanson is leading at nine-under, with Mickelson on his heels at eight-under, and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen in third place at seven-under.
Hanson has only played in one other Masters Tournament at Augusta National. The American commentators did not really know what to say about him, so they compared him to another Swedish golfer, Annika Sörenstam.