Race to Dubai victor Henrik Stenson out of 2017 European Tour finale

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Tommy Fleetwood leads the charge but will need to step up again after a lull over the last few weeks to hold off Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

The Spaniard is one of only two players who can still overtake Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the standings, although needs a win at Jumeirah Golf Estates to have any chance of finishing European No 1.

Granted, Garcia is still a long shot, but he does still have a legitimate shot.

If Rose can finish outright second - and Fleetwood doesn't win - he will win.

Justin Rose: The 2007 Race to Dubai Champion is now 256,737 points behind Fleetwood in the Race to Dubai, but comes in to the event in incredible form having won the WGC HSBC Champions and the Turkish Airlines Open in successive events. However, Fleetwood would also have to finish outside of the top 20 and Rose outside of solo fourth.

"Oh, I thought it was much worse than that", Garcia said.

"I'm not going to change the way I go out there", Garcia told a pre-tournament press conference.

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"I can't control what the other people do".

This is the first year of the highly successful Rolex Series, with Alex Noren, Tommy Fleetwood, Rafa Cabreara Bello, Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Rose and Branden Grace having won the big money events this year already.

"I'm not expecting them to finish 40th or 50th".

"Sorry to say that I will miss the DP World Tour Championship due to my rib injury", Stenson, who won the Race to Dubai past year, wrote, in part, in a post on Instagram. I can live with it.

"It would be unbelievable [to win the Race to Dubai]".

"What I'm going to do is I'm going to go out there and try to do what I do every week, which is to play the best I can play and give myself the best option of winning this week".