Fleetwood boosts Race to Dubai hopes as Jamieson secures Nedbank lead

Only three players can win this week's European Tour's Race to Dubai

Technically, only three players still have the ability to win the Race to Dubai, with Tommy Fleetwood now commanding the top position over Justin Rose and Masters Champion Sergio Garcia.

However, he played exceptionally well for most of the event, as he did at the Earth Course a year ago, where he led after 54 holes.

Sergio Garcia insists he has no regrets at leaving himself just a two per cent chance of winning the Race to Dubai for the first time as he gets to grips with a surprising change of equipment.

Likewise, Stenson won the DP event on his way to Race to Dubai success in 2013, while Lee Westwood took the inaugural Race to Dubai and also this event way back in 2009.

The two editions of the exciting night golf extravaganza this year have been won by Ryder Cup heroes from both sides of the Atlantic, with American Patrick Reed emerging victorious ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July, before England's Lee Westwood claimed the title ahead of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, emulating Frenchman Alexander Levy, who won the inaugural edition at the same event in 2016.

Tommy Fleetwood: Theoretically, the Race to Dubai leader just needs to finish ahead of both Rose and Garcia to guarantee he stays a top of the rankings.

When Garcia won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic last February at the Emirates Golf Course, with a three-stroke win over Henrik Stenson, he had said: "Hopefully it will be the beginning of a great year". He stands a good chance of winning this year's race by virtue of having amassed the most points.

Only three players can win this week's European Tour's Race to Dubai
Tommy Fleetwood must withstand Justin Rose challenge to win Race to Dubai

Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick is in the field this week after he won this tournament a year ago with a birdie at the 72nd hole.

Tommy Fleetwood leads the standings and looks to win his first ever Race to Dubai title, with Justin Rose in second, 256,737 points behind.

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

Rose will claim the title if he finishes first or solo second, and Fleetwood finishes third or lower. A couple of the fairways are looking better than the last few years.

His lay-off since then might be a concern, but the Spaniard always plays well when he is relaxed and rested, and he knows how to play the Earth Course, even though he says he's not a big fan. It doesn't really bother me. I can't control what the other people do.

Justin Rose is the closest challenger to Tommy Fleetwood this week. But I'm fine with it, I can live with it. It's going to be a new experience, it's going to be a great experience.

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