Hanson won the Czech Open last weekend, his second victory this year on the European Tour. It lifted him to eighth in the points race for the nine automatic Ryder Cup spots.
This week’s Johnnie Walker in Gleneagles, Scotland, marks the last chance at securing a definite spot.
Hanson needs to finish high enough to head off three players who are competing in the Scottish Highlands. They are Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ross McGowan and Simon Dyson.
In addition, European captain Colin Montgomerie can make three wild-card picks to fill out his 12-man roster.