Lee Westwood was delighted to set up a showdown with Justin Rose in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, producing some "pretty special stuff" to beat Charl Schwartzel.
A total of six birdies on the back nine helped Westwood sign for a stunning round of 61 to see off the South African by six strokes in the semi-finals.
The last man left standing in the Englishman's way is compatriot Rose, who produced a stirring late fightback to see off Tiger Woods in the other semi and keep himself in contention for the $1.5 million first prize.
"It was just one of those days where I got on a roll and the hole started to look bigger and that's not happened for a while," said Westwood. "It was pretty special stuff.
"I'm just pleased to be playing well and getting back in the swing of things after the Ryder Cup, with no hangover from that."
Asked about the fact he is already guaranteed $1million even if he finishes runner-up, Westwood added: "I hadn't really thought about that.
"It's nice obviously. I have been successful in golf and done very well, and I am in the fortunate position now of going to tournaments with the sole purpose of trying to win.
"I know what a luxury I have to play this game and play it for fortunes - it's not often you see me miserable is it? I try and play with a smile because I know how lucky I am."